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Angèle & Mitsou

Angèle Dubeau et Mitsou (photo : Laurence Labat)

It was Tuesday February 24, 2014 at Galerie Gora, that Blanc, Angèle Dubeau’s 38th album, was launched. After having had to retire from the musical scene to fight breast cancert, the violinist came back strong with a wish to share her story in music, but also to accompany other women facing cancer.

After having received hundreds of support messages, the idea of the album came alive. All the pieces were chosen because somehow they channel light and hope.

Mitsou, François Mario Labbé and Angèle Dubeau (Photo: Laurence Labat)

After months of battle against cancer, music has been my focal point, it has brought me comfort, tranquillity and sometimes, an escape. This music is of Brubeck, Dompierre, Golijov, Hisaishi, Morricone, Mozetich, Munsey, O’Connor, Phillips, Sakamoto, Schyman and Stevens. A music without artifice, real and filled with hope.“BLANC like purity and serenity. BLANC for luminous music that can bring interior peace through its strength and powerful evocation. Fully charged emotions that reflect the strange solitude found in illness.

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà at the launch of the Blanc album (Photo: Laurence Labat)

This album tells my story, the story of a woman like many others who had to fight against illness and, serenely, came out of it stronger.”

Mitsou, spokesperson for the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, was present at the launch and saluted the violinist’s courage.The album features 14 pieces and ends with a magnificent version (orchestrated by Mégo) of Shawn Philips’ classic Woman.

For each CD that is sold, 2 $ will be given to the Foundation.

You can listen and download the album here…