To mark the release of her new album Entre l’érable et le cocotier, Pascale LeBlanc will be performing on October 26th at Le Ministère.
Composer, singer and songwriter Pascale LeBlanc settled in Montreal after growing up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her songs are a blend of French, Creole, Quebec folk guitar and West Indian percussions. After her debut album Mes différences, the talented multi-instrumentalist storyteller self-produced the 2011 EP Sur la Route du Flamboyant and launched a second entitled Kinbé La in 2014.
In 2020, she had to postpone the release of Entre l’érable et le cocotier and created a virtual show allowing her to present her new songs during the lockdown. The show entitled “MétisSagesse” earned a nomination at the Grands Prix Desjardins de Culture Lanaudière in 2021. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and recorded at Opus Studios, the album was created in collaboration with Jacques Roy (Dominique Fils-Aimé, Garou), Daniel Bellegarde (Robert Charlebois, Bïa) and Jean Romane Edmond aka Diol Kidi.
The opus was entirely arranged, produced and directed by Pascale LeBlanc and tackles the very current theme of women in the music industry. It also embodies LeBlanc’s complex cultural identity. She deals with her childhood memories in Haiti and her current life in Quebec. At the intersection of Quebecois chanson and traditional Creole musique, Pascale LeBlanc’s compositions feature a disarming originality where cultures only recognize one race – the human race.