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The Faces of Quebec. Two Days of Music and Lectures

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 2:00pm to Friday, November 16, 2012 - 10:00pm

The Faces of Quebec. Two Days of Music and Lectures


 "On va avoir du fun!"
-- Louis Léger --

Language, Media and Cultural Identity: A View From Quebec

Presentation by Natalie Debray, University of Washington
Thursday, November 15, 2pm
Native American Student and Community Center 110 | 710 SW Jackson Street
Protecting the French language and maintaining a distinct identity have been key concerns in Quebec society. The mass media play a key role in this endeavor. This talk will provide an overview of the language and identity issues in Quebec as well as discuss the role of the media in reinforcing and maintaining Quebec’s French past.

La musique du Québec: identité et origine

Presentation by the Léger Family (in French)
Friday, November 16, 3pm
Cramer Hall 124 | 1721 SW Broadway

Live Concert by La Famille Léger - the Léger Family

Friday, November 16, 7:30pm
Lincoln Hall 75 | 1620 SW Park Avenue
The Légers play the dancing music of French Canada - the music handed down through generations in the New World, the music of back porches and kitchen parties. Patriarch Louis Léger leads the band on the one-row melodeon (a type of button accordion), his wife Barbara plays guitar, son Devon plays fiddle, and his wife Dejah is on piano. This proudly "old school" family band will have your own family dancing and joining in on the fun.

Presented by the the French Section of the Department of World Languages. These events are made possible by a grant from the Government of Québec through the Québec Delegation in Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by Canadian Studies and the Portland Center for Public Humanities at Portland State University.

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