By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) –
Pierre Karl Peladeau claims he did not know that the English musical band Groenland was also the co-creation of Jean-Vivier Lévesque, son of Raymond Lévesque one of the great poets, activists and francophone Quebec separatists…
According to the explanations from the entourage of PKP about the incident at the show in Abitibi, he had just come out of a meeting of PQ activists and he would have found it unacceptable that the musical group there was not singing in French. Yet that recognized group always sings in English and has been since its creation. PKP then interrupted the event and shouted four times to singer Sabrina Halde to sing a “toune en français”.
The spectators were completely surprised and disturbed by the insults and they did not recognize PKP at first and believed it was more of a drunken spectator. Even the singer asked on her microphone to “get this man out because he was not in the right place …”
Those responsible for the organization of Pierre Karl Peladeau said that PKP had not been drinking and he was not drunk… He just wanted the Groenland Band to sing in French! According to me, the artistic creation is not limited to race, language or family origins but it is a gift and the quality of artistic creation is judged by the depth of contact between the creation and the soul of the audience. PKP was not to insult the Groenland Band, especially since its members love the French language, but have chosen to create on stage in English, an artist’s choice! The choice of the spectator is to attend or not but nobody has the right to insult an artist or impose his tastes on the creations of the artist!
Co-creation of the musical group Groenland by John Vivier Lévesque and singer Sabrina Halde is comparable to the one of several other musical groups. Two young music students develop a friendship and trust and get together on stage. It all started in 2011… (see link below for the full story).
Photo 1: Pierre-Karl Peladeau;
Photo 2: Jean-Vivier Lévesque and Sabrina Halde;
Photo 3: Cover of the two albums by Groenland;
SEE STORY LA PRESSE INSULT PKP;
SEE STORY ON THE CREATION OF GROENLAND BAND;
SEE WEBSITE GROENLAND BAND;