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Malins Plaisirs - 2005
Le Galarneau - 2002


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'Wonderful rhythmic flare ... a very full and glorious noise' - SING OUT!
Genticorum is fast becoming one of the most sought-after proponents of Québécois musical culture,
firmly rooted in the soil of their native land.The energetic and original traditional 'power trio' also
incorporates the dynamism of today's North American and European folk cultures in their music.
Weaving wooden flute, fiddle, acoustic guitar, jaw harp, bass and foot percussion with strong vocal
harmonies, they offer a blend of traditional songs and tunes as well as original compositions.Their
distinctive sound, sense of humour and stage presence make them a supreme crowd pleaser. Since their debut in 2000, Genticorum has forged a solid place for itself on the folk and world music circuit, playing festivals, concerts and dances.
Their sophomore album 'Malins Plaisirs' (2005, Roues et Archets/Fusion III) won the Canadian Folk Music Award 2005 in the "Best Ensemble" category and was nominated for JUNO (Canada) and Felix (Québec) Awards in 2006.Their recent success in England, Scotland, Scandinavia, Germany, Malaysia, Israel, Egypt, Australia and New Zealand forecast a
sparkling international career for our slightly naughty 'bons vivants'.
For the first years of his career he was known on the Montreal musical scene as a funk-latin-jazz composer/arranger and bass player. He studied jazz arrangement and pop electric bass but his growing passion for folk music gave him a taste for the wooden flute, which he started to play in 1997. Since then, Alexandre has devoted much time and energy creating a « Quebec » flute style, which can be heard in Genticorum. Since 2002, he has taught flute and whistle in a folk music school in Montreal (École des Arts de la Veillée). Alexandre has also played with bands of a variety of styles, including folk-pop band Perdu l’Nord, for which he composed and played bass and flute. Alexandre has performed for many important musical events and recorded with several artists of various styles.
Yann is atruly active and creative acoustic guitar player on the Québécois music scene. He has explored many styles of music and completed a Bachelors degree in Jazz. Since then, he has developed a personal guitar style for Québec folk music, inspired by the playing of the accompanists of different cultures (Brittany, Scandinavia, Ireland, North America, etc). His involvement in traditional French Canadian music brought Yann to perform on numerous recordings, and to tour throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. He also toured for three years with the Edmonton based celtic/world group The McDades.
Since the completion of his degree in big-band arrangements and classical and jazz guitar, Pascal has been searching for seldom heard songs and melodies and interpreting his own compositions with a unique, unmistakable style. Inspired to take up the fiddle by the playing of his grandfather, he developed a solid technique and acquired a wide repertoire through the years. He has played with and has been inspired by many great Québécois singers and fiddlers. He gave some master classes in the USA in recent years and since 2003 has taught fiddle in a folk music school in Montreal (École des Arts de la Veillée). Pascal is also a great singer of Quebec folk songs with a rich and interesting style and repertoire, mostly learned from older singers. Pascal does most of the arrangements for Genticorum and was also the arranger/composer for the show Chantier by Zeugma, a Québécois-Celtic-World dance company.