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Grand Dérangement returns to Lakewood Cultural Center

Tickets on sale now: $28 adult, www.Lakewood.org/Tickets, 303-987-7845 or at the Box Office

Nova Scotia’s Grand Dérangement promises to create a "great disturbance" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 16 and 17 with the thrilling marriage of music and dance as the group returns to Lakewood Cultural Center stage for the third time!

The name Grand Dérangement refers to the expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia in 1755, but the name also alludes to the group wanting to rouse its audience. The music is exciting, the show is a visual feast, and the highly poetic songs, while insightful, defy the audience to sit still. The bow fires up the fiddle, step dancing finds its way in and the sparks fly.

This award-winning group includes band members Daniel LeBlanc (fiddle, guitar), Briand Melanson (drums, vocals), Jean-Pascal Comeau (bass, step dancer), Charles Robicheau (guitar) and Danielle LeBlanc (step dancer). Drawing from such disparate musical inspiration as French chansonniers, folk, Celtic, rock, and Broadway, the eclectic rhythms are contagious and the dancers enthralling. While a common theme might be the Acadian culture’s history, you will hear a song or two about the town gossipers (Briand Melanson says, “We’ve got a lot of those!”), love songs and classic Acadian songs sung rap style.

Grand Dérangement holds a special place in the world of French-language music and is creating a new Acadian musical repertoire, one that will survive for as long as Acadian culture remains alive and vital. For more information about the group, please visit www.grandderangement.com.

Tickets are $28 and are available at 303-987-7845, www.Lakewood.org/Tickets or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue). Student, senior and group discounts are available. Ample, free parking.

The 2013-2014 Lakewood Cultural Center Presents season is generously supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), with appreciation to the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, 5280 Magazine and the Denver Post Community, improving and enriching the lives of those in our community.
Photo Credit France D PItest
Posted on: Tuesday, December 10, 2013