Alexis Normand sheds light on the struggles facing numerous Francophones who find themselves a minority. The Fransaskoise presents a show featuring elegant guitar, thoughtfully crafted lyrics and nuanced interpretations. Through her songs and short documentary Assez French, produced by the National Film Board, she tells the story of her personal identity journey, all while confronting her own linguistic insecurities. After an intermission, Alexis will open the floor to the public with a time for questions, encouraging engaging exchanges that will help to deepen the understanding of the diversity of Francophone identities.Concert presented by les Rendez-Vous de la francophonie.
Critics all over the country are applauding Alexis Normand’s jazz-folk music. Alexis was named the Francophone artist of the year by the Western Canadian MusicAwards. She has been nominated for several other awards, including the Canadian Folk Music Awards and Saskatchewan’s Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards. In 2016, she put her solo career on hold to join the trio Rosie & the Riveters and tour with them full time. The most recent album from the group, Ms. Behave, received 3rd place on CBC Radio2’s Top20, and was featured in multiple publications including Billboard and Rolling Stone. After dedicating more than 10 years to her career as an author-composer-performer, she has recently turned her artistic vision towards directing documentaries, a new medium of her artistic expression that highlights authenticity and vulnerability.