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Founded in 1997, cosmopolitan in its spirit and its inspiration, passionate, versatile, and full-blooded, Matapat is a French Canadian folk music band based in Montréal echoing World’s music traditions and its modern heritage.

A Cross-Cultural Musical Blend .:. Undeniably French Canadian, Matapat’s music reflects influences from a diverse spectrum of musical traditions and cultures and expends the soul and spirit of folk music in new and exciting directions.

Acclaimed for its gripping melodies and captivating rhythms, Matapat’s members share a common goal: To take the audience on a journey into the soul of French Canadian, using folk music as a base for innovation, fun and fusion. Upbeat rhythms and infectious melodies join together to deliver a cutting-edge multicultural experience where high octane jigs and reels ignite clapping, toe-tapping, and step dancing.

Band’s appearances include performances at major venues, such as the Winnipeg Folk Festival, London’s Home County Festival, Peter Gabriel’s Womad Festival, NPR’s Week-end Edition with Scott Simon and the Smithsonian Institute, where Matapat’s music is archived.

http://www.matapat.com/

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