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We have released three singles from our first album, which was self-titled and was launches in 2004. The single “Fit à marier “ was on the ARCANB charts for 12 weeks. The single “ Esprit du bon vin “, which was also launched in France stayed on the ARCANB chart for 10 weeks.

Our second album will be launched in November 2006.


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VISHTEN brings together young Acadians who are passionate about the music and dance of their region in Eastern Canada. In five years, they have become genuine cultural ambassadors. They never ceased to spread this exceptional heritage from a time when history did not become known except through the arts.
What separates Vishten from other bands is their deep rootedness and the passion they have for their heritage and the music that stems from it. Vishten is a group that writes, composes and performs a repertoire of modern traditional pieces enriched by the strength of a multicultural Canada: Acadian music with a touch of Ireland, Scotland, Louisiana and Quebec.

In 2000, this group. They initially experienced success under the name CELTITUDE, first in Canada then very quickly in the United States, Europe, France, Belgium, the Netherlands.

In 2002, a few key events – notably at the “Chaînon Manquant” – where they launched their debut on the French music scene. Now professional, VISHTEN receives a much enthusiastic welcome from the public and starts to tour.

In 2004, the group records a self-titled album and is seen all over: at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 400th anniversary of Acadie; the World Acadian Congress in Halifax, Nova Scotia; the Festival Interceltique in Lorient, in Britain, France, as well as the Déferlantes Francophones Festival in Capbreton, France.

The year 2005 was marked by warm public and critical welcomes at the Déferlantes Hivernales in Savoie, France, at the Nuits Acadiennes in Paris, and at the Bourse Rideau, Ottawa.

They have just finished recording their second album. It schedules to be launched in November 2006. This album is very special since it has been developed with the help of important music industry representatives. They’ve had the chance to work with Christian Bordarier, artistic director at Wagram Music, the biggest independent music label in France. They also benefited from the help of Laurent Gatignol, who is a notorious producer and sound engineer that has worked with artists, such as Céline Dion and Francis Cabrel. They have also been able to collaborate with Madje Malki a well known sound engineer that has worked with Peter Gabriel and Nine Inch Nails. Needless to say that this is a group we have just only begun to talk about.

To sum it all up, their unique style of music and their high level energy on the stage has helped them, in the past 4 years, to play in different venues across the globe; United-States, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy to name a few. In 2005, the band had over 150 shows.


VISHTEN’S musicians are originally from Canada’s Maritime Provinces where the francophone Acadian culture has put down their roots and where it flourishes.

They attribute this new sound to the richness of their culture and their own experiences. “A music from the new Acadie – a music that stands out from what existed. These original compositions reflect our exchanges with other cultures,” they say. Also present are touches of aboriginal influence, as well as
folk and rock, which becomes evident during their concerts.

Vishten takes us on a voyage through the centuries via their traditional music that evolves through their texts and compositions, or the arrangements of certain ancient Acadian melodies.