DJ Tupi Collective
Formed in August 2012 by Marcus Freitas (DJ MKS) and Wallace Roza (DJ Skambo), this duo explores the many rhythms of Brazil. They touch on every genre, creating a fusion of old and new sounds and shifting with ease between samba and hip-hop, taking fans on a tropical journey.
Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
Driven by a passion for traditional Colombian and Eastern European music and dance, this orchestra celebrates movement and freedom. With 15 artists from a variety of backgrounds, it’s one of Montreal’s most energetic and creative groups, guaranteeing an exceptional musical and visual experience.
Red Tail Spirit Singers
Winner of Radio France Internationale’s Syli d’or 2015 in the Afro-pop and favourite artists categories, this group from Kanesatake is on a mission to be a role model for kids by hosting traditional music and dance workshops. As its reputation has grown, it has emerged as a proud global representative of our First Nations.
Les Jardins en Cabaret
Slam with Marie-Paule Grimaldi, Cabaret Debout : Actes de parole
Biography in French only
Poète, artiste de performance et productrice, Marie-Paule Grimaldi inscrit sa démarche artistique dans la rencontre et la communauté. Elle fonde la compagnie Debout: Actes de paroles au printemps 2018, dont les premières collaborations s’inscrivent avec BAnQ, le Festival Quartier Danse, le Quartier des Spectacles, et le Festival international de la littérature.
Équilibrisme with Aude Lavergne, Cabaret Carmagnole
Not only does this acrobat have impeccable circus training, she also studied contemporary dance and worked with Kyra Jean Green and the Rubberdance Group. She has performed her original routines, which she choreographs, at several festivals, including the Montréal en Lumière and Nuit Blanche.
DJ Parka Pat
This versatile DJ only spins 45s, like they did in the golden age of soul. A self-described vinyl addict, he’s appeared all over North America and started several musical evenings and events. He’ll get the crowd dancing with genres ranging from funk to rock.
This singer-songwriter, who emerged on the local electronic music scene in the last decade, is on the rise! She’s just released her third album, Chrome, which includes plenty of catchy tunes sung in French, against a musical backdrop reminiscent of New Wave and 80s pop.
This 10-member hip-hop collective is a commanding presence on the local scene, known for its explosive shows and hard-hitting lyrics. The 2016 album The Big Band Theory re-energized the group, and its new internationally flavoured tracks and unique arrangements have been wowing audiences around the world.