Singer-songwriter Sophie Léger, performing in both English and French, brings to her deeply-felt lyrics a voice that ranges from soprano to tenor. Her songs draw on her Franco-Ontarian roots and broader folk traditions. Her first album was composed in Haiti and recorded in Thailand. She created her second in Yellowknife, where for ten years she was a well-loved performer and teacher.
Sophie sang at the Vancouver Winter Olympics as part of a Northwest Territories collective. She is currently working on her third album, which honours her folk roots while weaving in gospel, jazz and blues.
Kristine St-Pierre is a folk-singer-songwriter with a soul-searching ballad style and a rollicking bluesy flair. After two bilingual albums, her francophone album La promesse was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in French Songwriter of the Year category, and for Francophone Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association of Ontario. The title track reached no. 2 on SiriusXM Franco Country.
Kristine is also a strong advocate for equality, using her voice and expertise to advance the rights of women and girls. She has performed in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and most recently in Ukraine.
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