August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
Moncton, March 21, 2018

Emmanuelle LeBlanc and George Belliveau will be the Artistic Directors for the Congrès mondial acadien 2019’s Opening Day and Closing Day celebrations.
 
Emmanuelle LeBlancEmmanuelle LeBlanc will be the Artistic Director of the Opening Day celebrations on August 10, 2019, in Abram‑Village, Prince Edward Island.  This day will mark the 25th anniversary of the Congrès mondial acadien, which was first held in Southeastern New Brunswick in 1994. Originally from Mont‑Carmel (PEI), Emmanuelle has been working in the music industry for more than 15 years. A founding member of the group Vishtèn and Les Productions Takashoun, she is a talented multi-instrumentalist; she has been active in the folk music scene and has produced and directed several events and cultural projects. Emmanuelle LeBlanc will also be taking on the artistic direction of the August 14 Commemoration Day, highlighting the adoption, in 1884, of the Acadian flag and national anthem. During the CMA 2019, this defining moment will be celebrated in the very town where it took place: in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island. Emmanuelle will also provide artistic support to the various communities in PEI that will organize activities as part of the CMA. (Photo : Rachel Peters Photography)

George BelliveauAs for George Belliveau, he will be the Artistic Director of the Closing Day celebrations, which will be held on August 24, 2019, in Shediac, New Brunswick. Originally from Pré‑d’en‑haut (NB), George Belliveau comes from a musical family of five and, as such, has been immersed in the world of music for a very long time. Having explored a more traditional Acadian style with Bois Joli, a group for which he was also the musical and artistic director, George turned to country for his solo career that was launched in 2006 with his album L’amour viendra nous sauver and other subsequent albums. The recipient of numerous prizes and awards, George also directed the series Les Vendordis du Pays at the Pays de la Sagouine in 2014, a production featuring more than 30 artists. (Photo : Sasha Onyshchenko / Kravetz Photographics Studio)
 
About
The 6th edition of the Congrès mondial acadien will be held from August 10 to 24, 2019, on Prince Edward Island and in Southeastern New Brunswick. Its mission is to reunite Acadians and all those interested in Acadian culture around the world. For more information about the program and event, visit the www.cma2019.ca


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