National holiday: Diane Dufresne obtains the title of "giant"

Diane Dufresne was added to the list of "giants" who shaped Quebec on Thursday.

National holiday: Diane Dufresne obtains the title of "giant"

Diane Dufresne was added to the list of "giants" who shaped Quebec on Thursday.

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A true cultural emblem, the singer was awarded the Artisan prize by the artist Armand Vaillancourt, who designed the work, to highlight her exceptional career on the sidelines of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste celebrations.

His register and his presence, his theatricality and his audacity have made his mark over the years. The only Quebec artist to have offered a show at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, with "Magie rose" in 1984, Diane Dufresne is both a symbol and a pioneer and embodies the free woman of the 1970s, in addition to training with Luc Plamondon and François Cousineau. the infernal trio.

Having participated in many Saint-Jean shows, "she wears the Fleur-de-lyser on her breasts so that it is as close as possible to her heart", recalled the actress Pascale Montpetit who presented the singer, Thursday, when the festivities of the 188th edition of the National Day kick off.

For the occasion, Catherine Major and Lulu Hugues also paid tribute to her by performing "Cendrillon au coton" and "Le temps me fait la peau" on the stage of the Plaza Theater where the launch took place.

Marc Labrèche is the new spokesperson

Back after two years of absence, the celebrations of the National Day are reborn under the theme of "the language of a thousand accents", in order to celebrate "our speech which makes us shine everywhere through the Francophonie", underlined Thérèse David, president of the National Movement of Quebecers.

It is for his part the “Grand Blond” Marc Labrèche who obtained the role of spokesperson for this year’s event.

Details of the lineup and festivities for June 23 and 24 will be announced in the coming weeks. We know, however, that Pépé and his guitar and Marco Calliari, who also pushed the song on Thursday, will provide the first part of the show on June 23 on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec.

In all, no less than 600 shows will be organized across the province, including Dan Bigras, Marie-Mai, Martin Deschamps, Cœur de pirate Louis-Jean Cormier, Damien Robitaille and Daniel Boucher, to name a few. there, will occur there.

For more details: fetenationale.quebec


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