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Jun
25
Madame Diva @ École St Georges

St Georges, None, Canada

St Georges, None, Canada

Jun
24
Madame Diva @ Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain

St.Boniface, Manitoba, Canada

St.Boniface, Manitoba, Canada

Jun
12
Madame Diva @ École Somerset School

Somerset, None, Canada

Somerset, None, Canada

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH – FEB 2012
(ACI Manitoba – ARTS AND CULTURAL INDUSTRIES MB)


Jocelyne Baribeau - Madame Diva

After a decade as a successful early childhood Kindermusik educator, Jocelyne Baribeau got caught up in her own magic - tangled if you will - in a world of puppets and boas to become the irrepressible, the bubbly, the ever popular Madame Diva.??

In spite of her flamboyant, eccentric self, Madame Diva’s underlying goal en anglais et in French, is to take her young audience on a journey to explore an absolutely inclusive world wrapping children with a comforting blanket of melody and insightful lyrics that were noted as some of the most poignant of 2009 by the juries of the Western Canadian Music Award’s and Canadian Folk Music Award’s.

??'I once read an article on ‘recovering your heart’ and it asked the question ‘What did you dream of doing or being when you were ten, twelve, fourteen…’. It was an essential question for me to consider as at the time, I spent more time teaching than performing, as it seemed the responsible thing to do. Little did I know that I would one evening dream up Madame Diva and that my life would alter so very much! I learned that for me, I had to accept and embrace that I was indeed an artist and that there was no shame in taking to the stage to dance, sing and create with children. Today, I give some 75 songwriting workshops in schools per year and tour ‘Le spectacle époustouflant’ (the ‘amazing’ show) with a fantastic troupe of puppeteers that bring humor, joy and music to children and their families.’

??Jocelyne is passionate about her French Canadian roots and is also the Artistic Director of L’Ensemble folklorique de la Rivière-Rouge (a French-Canadian dance troupe that was created in 1947). She runs the dance programming at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain and is ever appreciative of her fellow staff and of the director of the CCFM who are tremendously supportive of her arts practice outside of her part-time work with the cultural centre.

??This past spring, Jocelyne was the invited guest soloist for the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, which featured her performing as non other than ‘Jocelyne Baribeau’ with her contemporary arrangements of traditional French folk tunes. It was a thrill to hear the arrangements come to life for the folk singer.

Upcoming schedule:
Festival du Voyageur:
• as MADAME DIVA Feb 18 at 3:15 p.m. and Feb 19 th at 11:00 a.m. At La Prarie Tent (Voyageur Park)
• as herself with La Bardasse Feb 25th 8 pm Relais du Voyageur ( CCFM) Feb 26th 1:30 at the Sugar Shack (at Voyageur Park)
• along with L’EFRR (dance troupe) Feb 17th 8:30 pm Voyageur Trading Post (CCFM); Feb 18th 11:30 a.m. Rivière-Rouge Tent (Voyageur Park); Feb 20th 1pm and 3pm Pambian Tent (Voyageur Park)

Touring Ontario in April

And for those dreams? Well Jocelyne has not finished fulfilling them just yet! In the horizon are hopes for a DVD for children and if she dreams big, a series of children’s books and a TV show for children to reach a broader audience still!??

Her next album VIVA LA DIVA, funded in part by Manitoba Film and Sound will be released late in 2012 along with a much requested album in English for those little fans who like the melodies but aren’t quite catching the words!??

Website:?www.madamediva.com?
www.sonicbids.com/madamediva
- ACI


ARTIST OF THE MONTH – FEB 2012
(ACI Manitoba – ARTS AND CULTURAL INDUSTRIES MB)


Jocelyne Baribeau - Madame Diva

After a decade as a successful early childhood Kindermusik educator, Jocelyne Baribeau got caught up in her own magic - tangled if you will - in a world of puppets and boas to become the irrepressible, the bubbly, the ever popular Madame Diva.??

In spite of her flamboyant, eccentric self, Madame Diva’s underlying goal en anglais et in French, is to take her young audience on a journey to explore an absolutely inclusive world wrapping children with a comforting blanket of melody and insightful lyrics that were noted as some of the most poignant of 2009 by the juries of the Western Canadian Music Award’s and Canadian Folk Music Award’s.

??'I once read an article on ‘recovering your heart’ and it asked the question ‘What did you dream of doing or being when you were ten, twelve, fourteen…’. It was an essential question for me to consider as at the time, I spent more time teaching than performing, as it seemed the responsible thing to do. Little did I know that I would one evening dream up Madame Diva and that my life would alter so very much! I learned that for me, I had to accept and embrace that I was indeed an artist and that there was no shame in taking to the stage to dance, sing and create with children. Today, I give some 75 songwriting workshops in schools per year and tour ‘Le spectacle époustouflant’ (the ‘amazing’ show) with a fantastic troupe of puppeteers that bring humor, joy and music to children and their families.’

??Jocelyne is passionate about her French Canadian roots and is also the Artistic Director of L’Ensemble folklorique de la Rivière-Rouge (a French-Canadian dance troupe that was created in 1947). She runs the dance programming at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain and is ever appreciative of her fellow staff and of the director of the CCFM who are tremendously supportive of her arts practice outside of her part-time work with the cultural centre.

??This past spring, Jocelyne was the invited guest soloist for the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, which featured her performing as non other than ‘Jocelyne Baribeau’ with her contemporary arrangements of traditional French folk tunes. It was a thrill to hear the arrangements come to life for the folk singer.

Upcoming schedule:
Festival du Voyageur:
• as MADAME DIVA Feb 18 at 3:15 p.m. and Feb 19 th at 11:00 a.m. At La Prarie Tent (Voyageur Park)
• as herself with La Bardasse Feb 25th 8 pm Relais du Voyageur ( CCFM) Feb 26th 1:30 at the Sugar Shack (at Voyageur Park)
• along with L’EFRR (dance troupe) Feb 17th 8:30 pm Voyageur Trading Post (CCFM); Feb 18th 11:30 a.m. Rivière-Rouge Tent (Voyageur Park); Feb 20th 1pm and 3pm Pambian Tent (Voyageur Park)

Touring Ontario in April

And for those dreams? Well Jocelyne has not finished fulfilling them just yet! In the horizon are hopes for a DVD for children and if she dreams big, a series of children’s books and a TV show for children to reach a broader audience still!??

Her next album VIVA LA DIVA, funded in part by Manitoba Film and Sound will be released late in 2012 along with a much requested album in English for those little fans who like the melodies but aren’t quite catching the words!??

Website:?www.madamediva.com?
www.sonicbids.com/madamediva
- ACI


ARTIST OF THE MONTH – FEB 2012
(ACI Manitoba – ARTS AND CULTURAL INDUSTRIES MB)


Jocelyne Baribeau - Madame Diva

After a decade as a successful early childhood Kindermusik educator, Jocelyne Baribeau got caught up in her own magic - tangled if you will - in a world of puppets and boas to become the irrepressible, the bubbly, the ever popular Madame Diva.??

In spite of her flamboyant, eccentric self, Madame Diva’s underlying goal en anglais et in French, is to take her young audience on a journey to explore an absolutely inclusive world wrapping children with a comforting blanket of melody and insightful lyrics that were noted as some of the most poignant of 2009 by the juries of the Western Canadian Music Award’s and Canadian Folk Music Award’s.

??'I once read an article on ‘recovering your heart’ and it asked the question ‘What did you dream of doing or being when you were ten, twelve, fourteen…’. It was an essential question for me to consider as at the time, I spent more time teaching than performing, as it seemed the responsible thing to do. Little did I know that I would one evening dream up Madame Diva and that my life would alter so very much! I learned that for me, I had to accept and embrace that I was indeed an artist and that there was no shame in taking to the stage to dance, sing and create with children. Today, I give some 75 songwriting workshops in schools per year and tour ‘Le spectacle époustouflant’ (the ‘amazing’ show) with a fantastic troupe of puppeteers that bring humor, joy and music to children and their families.’

??Jocelyne is passionate about her French Canadian roots and is also the Artistic Director of L’Ensemble folklorique de la Rivière-Rouge (a French-Canadian dance troupe that was created in 1947). She runs the dance programming at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain and is ever appreciative of her fellow staff and of the director of the CCFM who are tremendously supportive of her arts practice outside of her part-time work with the cultural centre.

??This past spring, Jocelyne was the invited guest soloist for the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, which featured her performing as non other than ‘Jocelyne Baribeau’ with her contemporary arrangements of traditional French folk tunes. It was a thrill to hear the arrangements come to life for the folk singer.

Upcoming schedule:
Festival du Voyageur:
• as MADAME DIVA Feb 18 at 3:15 p.m. and Feb 19 th at 11:00 a.m. At La Prarie Tent (Voyageur Park)
• as herself with La Bardasse Feb 25th 8 pm Relais du Voyageur ( CCFM) Feb 26th 1:30 at the Sugar Shack (at Voyageur Park)
• along with L’EFRR (dance troupe) Feb 17th 8:30 pm Voyageur Trading Post (CCFM); Feb 18th 11:30 a.m. Rivière-Rouge Tent (Voyageur Park); Feb 20th 1pm and 3pm Pambian Tent (Voyageur Park)

Touring Ontario in April

And for those dreams? Well Jocelyne has not finished fulfilling them just yet! In the horizon are hopes for a DVD for children and if she dreams big, a series of children’s books and a TV show for children to reach a broader audience still!??

Her next album VIVA LA DIVA, funded in part by Manitoba Film and Sound will be released late in 2012 along with a much requested album in English for those little fans who like the melodies but aren’t quite catching the words!??

Website:?www.madamediva.com?
www.sonicbids.com/madamediva
- ACI


ARTIST OF THE MONTH – FEB 2012
(ACI Manitoba – ARTS AND CULTURAL INDUSTRIES MB)


Jocelyne Baribeau - Madame Diva

After a decade as a successful early childhood Kindermusik educator, Jocelyne Baribeau got caught up in her own magic - tangled if you will - in a world of puppets and boas to become the irrepressible, the bubbly, the ever popular Madame Diva.??

In spite of her flamboyant, eccentric self, Madame Diva’s underlying goal en anglais et in French, is to take her young audience on a journey to explore an absolutely inclusive world wrapping children with a comforting blanket of melody and insightful lyrics that were noted as some of the most poignant of 2009 by the juries of the Western Canadian Music Award’s and Canadian Folk Music Award’s.

??'I once read an article on ‘recovering your heart’ and it asked the question ‘What did you dream of doing or being when you were ten, twelve, fourteen…’. It was an essential question for me to consider as at the time, I spent more time teaching than performing, as it seemed the responsible thing to do. Little did I know that I would one evening dream up Madame Diva and that my life would alter so very much! I learned that for me, I had to accept and embrace that I was indeed an artist and that there was no shame in taking to the stage to dance, sing and create with children. Today, I give some 75 songwriting workshops in schools per year and tour ‘Le spectacle époustouflant’ (the ‘amazing’ show) with a fantastic troupe of puppeteers that bring humor, joy and music to children and their families.’

??Jocelyne is passionate about her French Canadian roots and is also the Artistic Director of L’Ensemble folklorique de la Rivière-Rouge (a French-Canadian dance troupe that was created in 1947). She runs the dance programming at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain and is ever appreciative of her fellow staff and of the director of the CCFM who are tremendously supportive of her arts practice outside of her part-time work with the cultural centre.

??This past spring, Jocelyne was the invited guest soloist for the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, which featured her performing as non other than ‘Jocelyne Baribeau’ with her contemporary arrangements of traditional French folk tunes. It was a thrill to hear the arrangements come to life for the folk singer.

Upcoming schedule:
Festival du Voyageur:
• as MADAME DIVA Feb 18 at 3:15 p.m. and Feb 19 th at 11:00 a.m. At La Prarie Tent (Voyageur Park)
• as herself with La Bardasse Feb 25th 8 pm Relais du Voyageur ( CCFM) Feb 26th 1:30 at the Sugar Shack (at Voyageur Park)
• along with L’EFRR (dance troupe) Feb 17th 8:30 pm Voyageur Trading Post (CCFM); Feb 18th 11:30 a.m. Rivière-Rouge Tent (Voyageur Park); Feb 20th 1pm and 3pm Pambian Tent (Voyageur Park)

Touring Ontario in April

And for those dreams? Well Jocelyne has not finished fulfilling them just yet! In the horizon are hopes for a DVD for children and if she dreams big, a series of children’s books and a TV show for children to reach a broader audience still!??

Her next album VIVA LA DIVA, funded in part by Manitoba Film and Sound will be released late in 2012 along with a much requested album in English for those little fans who like the melodies but aren’t quite catching the words!??

Website:?www.madamediva.com?
www.sonicbids.com/madamediva
- ACI


July 30, 2010

To whom it may concern:

Canadian Parents for French – Manitoba is part of a national network of volunteers who strive to create and promote opportunities for young people to learn and use the French language. We know that in order for young people to acquire meaningful French language skills, it is very important for them to
fully participate in as many French cultural activities as possible, inside the classroom and beyond.

Learning and enjoying French music is a wonderful way for students to develop language skills, and
more importantly, become enthusiastic about putting in the concentrated effort that is required to learn languages. While researching appropriate materials to include in French Multimedia Kits that CPF-MB lends to classrooms throughout the province, I came across a CD entitle ‘Madame Diva’, presented by Jocelyne Baribeau. This CD would be a valuable addition to your school/classroom/library/etc. for several reasons.

‘Madame Diva’ not only sings beautifully, but also articulates her lyrics in a way that is clear and understandable to young learners. This is important because it can be frustrating and counter-productive when students cannot understand the words and meaning of a song. Also, the songs presented on this disk offer impressive diversity, from pop to jazz and beyond. No matter what style of music a particular individual enjoys, they will be able to find something the like and maybe even learn a new style of music that they didn’t know they liked. This diversity is made possible by the world class musicians who have collaborated to create this disk, mostly from right here in Manitoba, including my personal favorite, Daniel Roy.

Furthermore, the songs communicate lessons and situations that are meaningful and relevant to young people. This can be contributed in part to the fact that many lyrics were in fact written by Manitoban students. ‘Madame Diva’ will allow students to let their imaginations soar while singing along to great tunes with driving accompaniment that communicate important life lessons. CPF-MB encourages you to include this disk in your library of French language resources.

To learn more about this and other great French language resources, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Michael Hudon

CPF-MB Communications Officer
French for Life Project Coordinator
www.frenchforlife.ca
- Letter of recommendation


July 30, 2010

To whom it may concern:

Canadian Parents for French – Manitoba is part of a national network of volunteers who strive to create and promote opportunities for young people to learn and use the French language. We know that in order for young people to acquire meaningful French language skills, it is very important for them to
fully participate in as many French cultural activities as possible, inside the classroom and beyond.

Learning and enjoying French music is a wonderful way for students to develop language skills, and
more importantly, become enthusiastic about putting in the concentrated effort that is required to learn languages. While researching appropriate materials to include in French Multimedia Kits that CPF-MB lends to classrooms throughout the province, I came across a CD entitle ‘Madame Diva’, presented by Jocelyne Baribeau. This CD would be a valuable addition to your school/classroom/library/etc. for several reasons.

‘Madame Diva’ not only sings beautifully, but also articulates her lyrics in a way that is clear and understandable to young learners. This is important because it can be frustrating and counter-productive when students cannot understand the words and meaning of a song. Also, the songs presented on this disk offer impressive diversity, from pop to jazz and beyond. No matter what style of music a particular individual enjoys, they will be able to find something the like and maybe even learn a new style of music that they didn’t know they liked. This diversity is made possible by the world class musicians who have collaborated to create this disk, mostly from right here in Manitoba, including my personal favorite, Daniel Roy.

Furthermore, the songs communicate lessons and situations that are meaningful and relevant to young people. This can be contributed in part to the fact that many lyrics were in fact written by Manitoban students. ‘Madame Diva’ will allow students to let their imaginations soar while singing along to great tunes with driving accompaniment that communicate important life lessons. CPF-MB encourages you to include this disk in your library of French language resources.

To learn more about this and other great French language resources, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Michael Hudon

CPF-MB Communications Officer
French for Life Project Coordinator
www.frenchforlife.ca
- Letter of recommendation


July 30, 2010

To whom it may concern:

Canadian Parents for French – Manitoba is part of a national network of volunteers who strive to create and promote opportunities for young people to learn and use the French language. We know that in order for young people to acquire meaningful French language skills, it is very important for them to
fully participate in as many French cultural activities as possible, inside the classroom and beyond.

Learning and enjoying French music is a wonderful way for students to develop language skills, and
more importantly, become enthusiastic about putting in the concentrated effort that is required to learn languages. While researching appropriate materials to include in French Multimedia Kits that CPF-MB lends to classrooms throughout the province, I came across a CD entitle ‘Madame Diva’, presented by Jocelyne Baribeau. This CD would be a valuable addition to your school/classroom/library/etc. for several reasons.

‘Madame Diva’ not only sings beautifully, but also articulates her lyrics in a way that is clear and understandable to young learners. This is important because it can be frustrating and counter-productive when students cannot understand the words and meaning of a song. Also, the songs presented on this disk offer impressive diversity, from pop to jazz and beyond. No matter what style of music a particular individual enjoys, they will be able to find something the like and maybe even learn a new style of music that they didn’t know they liked. This diversity is made possible by the world class musicians who have collaborated to create this disk, mostly from right here in Manitoba, including my personal favorite, Daniel Roy.

Furthermore, the songs communicate lessons and situations that are meaningful and relevant to young people. This can be contributed in part to the fact that many lyrics were in fact written by Manitoban students. ‘Madame Diva’ will allow students to let their imaginations soar while singing along to great tunes with driving accompaniment that communicate important life lessons. CPF-MB encourages you to include this disk in your library of French language resources.

To learn more about this and other great French language resources, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Michael Hudon

CPF-MB Communications Officer
French for Life Project Coordinator
www.frenchforlife.ca
- Letter of recommendation


July 30, 2010

To whom it may concern:

Canadian Parents for French – Manitoba is part of a national network of volunteers who strive to create and promote opportunities for young people to learn and use the French language. We know that in order for young people to acquire meaningful French language skills, it is very important for them to
fully participate in as many French cultural activities as possible, inside the classroom and beyond.

Learning and enjoying French music is a wonderful way for students to develop language skills, and
more importantly, become enthusiastic about putting in the concentrated effort that is required to learn languages. While researching appropriate materials to include in French Multimedia Kits that CPF-MB lends to classrooms throughout the province, I came across a CD entitle ‘Madame Diva’, presented by Jocelyne Baribeau. This CD would be a valuable addition to your school/classroom/library/etc. for several reasons.

‘Madame Diva’ not only sings beautifully, but also articulates her lyrics in a way that is clear and understandable to young learners. This is important because it can be frustrating and counter-productive when students cannot understand the words and meaning of a song. Also, the songs presented on this disk offer impressive diversity, from pop to jazz and beyond. No matter what style of music a particular individual enjoys, they will be able to find something the like and maybe even learn a new style of music that they didn’t know they liked. This diversity is made possible by the world class musicians who have collaborated to create this disk, mostly from right here in Manitoba, including my personal favorite, Daniel Roy.

Furthermore, the songs communicate lessons and situations that are meaningful and relevant to young people. This can be contributed in part to the fact that many lyrics were in fact written by Manitoban students. ‘Madame Diva’ will allow students to let their imaginations soar while singing along to great tunes with driving accompaniment that communicate important life lessons. CPF-MB encourages you to include this disk in your library of French language resources.

To learn more about this and other great French language resources, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Michael Hudon

CPF-MB Communications Officer
French for Life Project Coordinator
www.frenchforlife.ca
- Letter of recommendation


Le spectacle de Madame Diva est un reflet de sa personnalité et de sa musique; originale, drôle et génial pour les enfants. La qualité de la production est excellente. C'est un spectacle pour enfants qui réussit à capter les parents autant que les enfants.

Aimé Boisjoli
directeur général du 100 NONS, l'organisme de la musique francophone au Manitoba ... et un papa

Translation - Madame Diva's show is a reflection of her personality and her music; original, funny and engaging for children. The quality of the production is excellent. This is a show that equally captivate children and adults alike.

Aimé Boisjoli
director of the 100 NONS
- Aimé Boisjoli - 100 NONS


Nov. 26, 2009
Jocelyne Baribeau has had plenty of time in the spotlight: as a performer in numerous Fringe Festival plays, as a singer with the Manitoba Opera,and touring with folk band La Bardasse.
Now, the Southdale resident is pulling out all the stops to entertain her most challenging audience yet: kids.
“It’s going to be a real extravaganza,” Baribeau says of the Nov. 8 CD release party for her debut children’s CD, Madame Diva.
“It’ll be the best $5 you’ll spend, and on a Bomber game-day too! Leave at half-time!” she jokes.
Of course, there will be music at the shindig, which is slated for Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain. But there will also be magic and balloon animals courtesy of magician Patrick Gregoire, and awe-inspiring puppet theatre from acclaimed family troupe Puppet
Folk.
As a mother of three sons, Baribeau hit on the idea of doing a children’s CD in 2004, when she noticed that there wasn’t a wide range of options in Francophone children’s entertainment in the city.
“I thought, culturally, it would be a lot of fun to have more French artists to perform for the kids,” Baribeau says.
And so Baribeau spent the next five years perfecting her onstage character of Madame Diva. True to her name, the character is a bit of a, well, diva.
But not the cellphonethrowing kind.
“She’s a warm and engaging diva. She’s more quirky than she is a diva,” Baribeau says, and laughs. “She just likes everything to be perfect all the time, which is an extension of
my personality.”
Madame Diva’s messages are certainly striving for the top: through song and story, Baribeau’s character (and other fun characters created for the show by Puppet Folk) will
discover the true meaning of friendship, the value of diversity, and the importance of being true to onesself.
And as for the CD? Don’t worry parents: it won’t drive you up the wall. Baribeau and producer carefully orchestrated the CD to appeal to grown-ups as well.
Recorded in Windsor Park with producer Dan Perraux (Johnny Cajun), the album has
“some pretty funky stuff on it,” Baribeau says, realized through contributions from folks
like Chic Gamine’s Ariane Jean.
“The messages and melodies are for children, but often the arrangements are such that parents won’t tire of them quickly. It’ll stand the test of time.”
The Madame Diva CD release party will take place Sun., Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain. Tickets are $5 and available by calling 233-ALLO. Some
tickets may be available at the door. - The Lance, by Melissa Martin


Discography

Madame Diva - self titled
VIVA LA DIVA - Madame Diva

Photos

Bio

What happens when a post-surgery ‘experience’ becomes reality?

Madame Diva!

While recovering from surgery in 2004, Jocelyne Baribeau dreamt up a quirky character who would be an extension of her own personality and could promote her French-Canadian culture.

Most recent performances of note are:

Montreal's famed: JUST FOR LAUGHS festival
Winnipeg International Children's Festival
Winnipeg Folk Festival

Extensive touring including shows in: Ontario, Saskatchewan, Yukon, NWT, Alberta

After a decade as a successful early childhood Kindermusik educator, Jocelyne Baribeau got caught up in her own magic - tangled if you will - in a world of puppets and boas to become the irrepressible, the bubbly, the ever popular Madame Diva.

In spite of her flamboyant, eccentric self, Madame Diva’s underlying goal en anglais et in French, is to take her young audience on a journey to explore an absolutely inclusive world wrapping children with a comforting blanket of melody and insightful lyrics that were noted as some of the most poignant of 2010 by the juries of the Western Canadian Music Award’s and in 2010 and 2013 by the Canadian Folk Music Award’s.

Over the years, the singer-songwriter has toured various parts of Canada with her “other” band, La Bardasse, acted at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, sang with the Manitoba Opera Chorus and worked as an artist in the schools teaching songwriting, jigging and folk dancing. She also operated a successful Kindermusik business for a number of years before folding up shop to sing to her hearts content.

In her school show, Le spectacle époustouflant (“the amazing show”), the gentle diva teams up with cast of puppet folk. She makes a new friend in Mamzelle Diva, a puppet who wants to be ‘JUST LIKE Madame Diva’ so that she, too, can be popular. Along with a host of puppet friends (Monsieur Jeff, the back-up bunnies, a baby monster and a dancing cat), Madame Diva endeavours to help children learn the importance of being true to oneself. Joined also by a tap-dancing skeleton and the Divettes (three cousins of Madame Diva’s who study dance at RWB or students chosen from your venue!), Madame Diva offers a multidisciplinary performance that engages children and gets their toes tapping.

Madame Diva is quickly becoming known in the French community. Within a week of her highly successful CD release, performance inquiries were pouring in from around Manitoba and as far away as Whitehorse. The definitive confirmation that things were going well came when, at church one morning, a little girl yelled out, "Hi, Madame Diva!" mid-way through the service. Children who have known Ms Baribeau for some time are now a bit ‘star-struck’ when they encounter Madame Diva!

Though her first album is entirely in French, a few songs can be performed in English to engage children who do not speak French. Her second album VIVA LA DIVA released in December of 2012 has many songs that can be performed in English. An English album will follow shortly as the demand for her continues to grow in BOTH of Canada's official languages.