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La Belle Province Québec: French-Canadian Folk Songs

Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard
La Belle Province Québec: French-Canadian Folk Songs

According to singer Alexander Zelkin, there was "an awakening of Québec's consciousness of its own culture" at the time of La Belle Province Québec's release, manifested both in the arts and political movements: Zelkin characterizes the province as tied to its French roots more than to Canada. The album, which was originally released by Monitor Records in 1990, features Zelkin and Denise Bérard performing modern arrangements of French-Canadian folk music, with instrumental accompaniment. The liner notes include both the French lyrics and Zelkin's commentary in English.

Track Listing

101
Le Dévidoi (My Spinning Wheel) Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 2:03
102
C'est Dans Le Mois De Mai (In the Month of May) Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 2:27
103
Les Raftsmen (The Lumberjacks) Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 2:44
104
Les Trois Hommes Noirs (The Three Men in Black) Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 3:48
105
I Went to the Market Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 2:07
106
À La Claire Fontaine (By the Clear Fountain) Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 3:41
201
Ah, Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser (My Monk) Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 2:08
202
V'la Le Bon Vent (Here Comes the Good Wind) Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 3:06
203
Simone Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 2:34
204
Ballad de Louis Riel (Louis Riel's Ballad) Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 4:42
205
Envoyons de L'Avant (Let's Paddle On) Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 1:49
206
Au Chant de L'Alouette (The Singing of the Lark) Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 2:18
207
Je N'ai Pas de Barbe Au Menton (I Have No Beard on My Chin) Alexander Zelkin and Denise Bérard 1:20

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