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Bilingual band Jabbour plays in Vankleek Hill on April 13, 2019

For the last Home Routes concert of the season, Jabbour — a bilingual roots band — is performing on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and is taking place at Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre at 36 Home Avenue in Vankleek Hill; the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Jabbour is a popular bilingual band with 14 songs in French and in English to their credit. The band’s second album is called Saint Bernard. This is a pre-launch tour and will give attendees early access to their newest CD.

A love of musical collaboration, Cajun music and travel brought them together. While performing, this group of talented high-energy musicians bridges gaps and draw parallels between the musical genres that inspire their own songwriting. From Guillaume Jabbour’s roots in chansonniers music from Québec and France, to Bill Collier’s work as a musician collaborating with many of the east coast’s finest singer/songwriters, and finally to Bill Gossage’s musical culture that draws upon deep roots in the Irish fiddle vernacular, Jabbour is a contemporary roots band. Having played in various musical projects (Grouyan Gombo, Les Flâneurs, Dave Gossage, La Montagne Secrète), they combined their creative abilities forming a project focused on original works. Expect dramatic waltzes, tales reminiscent of Quebec chansonniers, swinging rhythm and toe-tapping two-steps and songs performed in French and in English.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the door or at The Review offices at 76 Main Street East in Vankleek Hill. The Review is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pat Deacon is the host of the local Home Routes series; concerts have taken place at Arbor Gallery this past season. For the most part, Home Routes hosts welcome performers into their homes for an overnight stay and meals and concerts take place at the homes of the hosts. Deacon opted to use Arbor Gallery for concerts to open them up to a larger group of live music fans.

For more information or for tickets, email: [email protected]

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