June 18, 2024


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Radio-Canada unveils its 2021-2022 Revelations

A committee made up of specialists in the musical field chose these five artists, who stand out in the categories song, rap (new since last year), world music, classical and jazz.

It is an honor for the public broadcaster to support them in their early career, said Caroline Jamet, Executive Director Radio, Audio and Greater Montreal, in a press release.

Radio-Canada explains wanting to offer Revelations a professional showcase [qui] will allow these artists to forge a path towards increased notoriety.

Since 2008, the initiative has supported more than 60 artists at the start of their careers, including Dominique Fils-Aimé, Cœur de pirate, Émile Bilodeau, Lisa Leblanc, Hubert Lenoir and Les Louanges.

The Revelations 2021-2022 will also be interviewed on the show Penelope, on ICI Première, Thursday at 10 a.m.

The broadcaster will also showcase these artists in various ICI Première and ICI Musique programs as well as on its social networks during the week of May 24.

Ariane Roy, Revelation in song

Ariane Roy, one of the Revelations Radio-Canada 2021-2022, in performance.

Ariane Roy

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Ariane Roy, the winner in the pop category, has stood out in recent years thanks to her participation in several musical competitions in Quebec. She won two prizes at the Festival international de la chanson de Granby and made it to the Francouvertes 2020 final.

Radio-Canada describes its music as alternative pop strong in synthesizers. The young twenty-something from Quebec City’s teeming music scene released her first song, Adele, in 2019. She has since launched a microalbum: Avalanche (nf).

Calamine, Revelation in rap

On one stage, she smiles.


Photo: Radio-Canada

We can say that the queer, feminist and anti-capitalist rapper Calamine has the wind in her sails. Just a few days ago, she won second place at the 2021 Francouvertes.

Originally from Quebec, she has devoted herself exclusively to music since 2017 and her art is militant. Now established in the Hochelaga district of Montreal, she released her first full album in November, Proof dumpling.

Joyce N’sana, Revelation in mixed music

The Radio-Canada 2021-2022 world music revelation offers a performance, eyes closed.

Joyce N’sana

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Afrobluehop is the term used by Joyce N’sana to describe her music with influences of Afro pop, blues and hip-hop. She also does reggae. The Québécoise with Congolese origins launched in 2016 her first homonymous microalbum, which received a warm welcome, especially from Canadian university and community radio stations.

The general public in Quebec was able to meet this little woman with a great voice during an appearance on the very popular show. The voice in 2017. This year, Joyce N’sana will launch a new microalbum, titled Obosso.

Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, Revelation in classical music

The violinist in performance.

Marie Nadeau-Tremblay

Photo: Radio-Canada

Violinist Marie Nadeau-Tremblay fell in love with baroque music during her performance studies at McGill University, so much so that she subsequently obtained a master’s degree in early music. His talent has been recognized with several prizes and scholarships at McGill.

She was noticed in 2019 at the International Baroque Music Festival in Lamèque, New Brunswick, where she won four awards. The album Plague, from his trio Les Barocudas, is one of CBC’s 20 best classic albums of 2020, and is nominated for the 2021 Juno Awards.

Julien Fillion, Revelation in jazz

The artist plays the saxophone on a dimly lit stage.

Julien Fillion

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Saxophonist and improviser Julien Fillion leads a quartet that stands out for its unusual configuration. It is made up of two drummers (Al Bourgeois and Thomas Sauvé-Lafrance) and two saxophonists (Philippe Brochu-Pelletier and Julien Fillion), the latter also handling other instruments at times.

The only one-year-old group has performed at events including the Juarez Jazz Festival in Mexico and the JPL Victo Jazz Festival. If the pandemic has cut off his wings by forcing him to cancel many concerts, the group is preparing an album to be released next fall.

The artists of the 14th cuvée des Révélations Radio-Canada succeed Clay and Friends, Raccoon City, Matéo, Isabella D’Éloize Perron and Carl Mayotte, who received the honors last year.