For its 10th anniversary event, the Festival Voix d’Amériques goes bold yet again! The FVA has had the wonderful idea of celebrating with not one but two Guests of Honour. Storyteller Michel Faubert and musician Melissa Auf der Maur are as unique as they are complementary, crossing artistic boundaries with daring and generosity.
A leading figure in the rediscovery of roots and traditional music, Michel Faubert is a master storyteller, singer and musician known for his original vision. Michel Faubert appeared at the 2003 and 2005 FVAs and we consider him part of the family. He too comes out of what used to be called “orality” and has evolved along with us, exploring interdisciplinarity and working alongside innovative artists, keeping a firm grasp all the while on the collective memory he cherishes.
As a demanding indie artist who has taken control of her career with limit-smashing intermedia projects, Melissa Auf der Maur is one of the most intriguing voices to emerge in recent years. The FVA is proud to welcome this hot Montreal rocker with the huge international name. We salute her sass, her freedom and her inner warrior. Melissa Auf der Maur is an intense, genuinely alive girl who knows how to shake up the heart and the mind.