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Les Grands Hurleurs – Chouïa (Coyote Records, 2018)

Les Grands Hurleurs is a remarkable band from Quebec in Canada featuring three of the region’s finest multi-instrumentalists. What sets Les Grands Hurleurs apart from other Quebecois groups is their innovation and openness to other traditional cultures and genres.

On the album Chouïa, Les Grands Hurleurs intertwine Quebecois call and response vocals and rhythms with Malian-style desert electric blues guitar, West African beats, Celtic fiddle and modern chamber music. Additionally, Les Grands Hurleurs have added female vocals, which are rare in many Quebecois bands.

Les Grands Hurleurs – Chouïa

The Les Grands Hurleurs lineup includes Nicolas Pellerin on vocals, violin, foot percussion, cajón and mandolin; Simon Lepage on vocals, electric bass, frtless bass and double bass; and Stéphane Tellier on vocals, acousticand electric guitar and mandolin.

Guests: Jorane on vocals; Elage Diouf on vocals and percussion; female string ensemble Quatuor esca; Martin Lizotte on Hammond B3 and synthesizer; and Rami Renno on vocals.

Chouïa is a beautifully-constructed album showcasing the multi-talented Quebec trio Les Grands Hurleurs.

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Artist Profiles: Les Grands Hurleurs

Les Grands Hurleurs

Les Grands Hurleurs play music that is profoundly rooted in tradition and diverse influences as well.

Since its beginning in 2009, Les Grands Hurleurs have merited a genuine reputation, gathering a lot of experience in countless Quebec venues, international stages (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA) and on major events such as 2017 Canada Day in Victoria and 2017 Canada Summer Games Winnipeg.

Since 2017 they’ve been in the official showcase selections at Bourse Rideau 2017 (Quebec), FICG 2017 (Granby, Quebec), Contact East 2017 (Cape Breton) and Folk Alliance International 2018 (Kansas City, USA).

Les Grands Hurleurs have achieved the rare accomplishment of getting a Felix Award (Francophone Canada’s Juno award equivalent) for three albums.

On their 2018 album, Chouïa, traditional music intertwines with classical, Manouche, electronica, and folk music.

Band members in 2018 included Nicolas Pellerin on vocals, fiddle, foot-tapping; Stéphane Tellier on vocals, guitar, mandolin; and
Simon Lepage on electric and acoustic bass.

Discography:

Nicolas Pellerin et Les Grands Hurleurs (Disques Tempête, 2009)
Petit grain d’or (Disques Tempête, 2011)
3/4 Fort (Coyote Records, 2015)
Chouïa (Coyote Records, 2018)

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