Francophonie en Fête is pleased to announce two Toronto concerts for Acadian music legend Zachary Richard. The performances are part of the Toronto Francophone Week celebrations. The popular singer-songwriter will be performing in Toronto on Saturday March 24th and Sunday, March 25th. The Saturday concert is already sold out! Each concert will be followed by a reception and meet-and-greet with Zachary Richard. Tickets are available for purchase online for $50 (concert + reception) and at the door for $60.
Cajun Music Legend Zachary Richard performing at La Semaine de la Francophonie
The much-acclaimed Zachary Richard is a pillar of Francophone culture in North America. Zachary finds his strength in two enduring cultures: the popular American culture in which he grew up, and the Acadian culture which is his family legacy. In 1972, he began his journey as a singer-songwriter in New York City. In 1976, he then moved to Montreal where he produced an impressive 7 albums including two gold records! Over the years, he has received 5 Felix Awards, awarded by the ADISQ. In 2009, Zachary Richard received the Order of Canada for “his contributions as an author, composer, singer and poet, and for his important role in defending and promoting the French language and the ‘Cadian’ and Acadian identity.”
In addition to his great talent as a musician, Zachary Richard is also a key actor within the larger Francophone community. In 1996, he created “Action Cadienne”, a non-profit organization that promotes French language and Cajun culture in Louisiana. A highly gifted creative talent, Zachary Richard is the author of many short stories and poetry collections, and a book tracing the history of Acadians in Louisiana. Zachary Richard is also the producer, composer, and narrator of numerous award-winning documentaries. This concert is in partnership with L’Alliance Française and the Centre de la Francophonie des Ameriques. Together, we are thrilled to make it possible for Toronto Francophones and Francophiles to see Zachary Richard in concert!
La Semaine de la Francophonie and Francophonie en Fête
Toronto Francophone Week (La Semaine de la Francophonie) offers a series of cultural events hosted by various organizations within the Toronto Francophone community.
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