CMA 2014 Theme Song: The jury has chosen “Mon tour de te bercer”!
Edmundston (N.B.) – The theme song of the next Congrès mondial acadien is « Mon tour de te bercer », lyrics by Samuel Chiasson and music by George Belliveau. The official version of the theme song of the CMA 2014 will be performed, in duet, by Roch Voisine and Natasha St-Pier and will be aired on all the radio stations as soon as it is released in May. It will also be heard at promotional events and during the Congrès mondial acadien 2014.The details concerning the release and marketing will be unveiled during the next few weeks.
“The first Congrès mondial acadien in 1994 has totally changed my approach to music. It gave me pride in my Acadian roots and the desire to do music in French. In writing a theme song for a CMA, it is my way of showing my gratitude towards an event that changed my life…to beautiful Acadia, it is my turn to rock you!“, expressed George Belliveau.
“We wanted to write a song that reflected the dynamism of today’s Acadia. Instead of a nostalgic surge, we speak instead of what the Acadian people lived in the past and how it helped shape what it has become today…a strong people.” added Samuel Chiasson.
« We are thrilled to bring together, for the very first time in their careers, Roch Voisine and Natasha St-Pier to perform the theme song for the CMA 2014. The new Acadian song brought to you by two artists of international reknown, both native of the Acadia of the Lands and Forests region, will be an exceptional promotional tool for the Congrès mondial acadien 2014. We wish to congratulate every participant to the contest for submitting an original song and for the quality of their work. The quantity and diversity of the songs submitted is a sign of the vitality of the music industry in Acadia.», mentioned Mr. Marc Beaulieu, Programming Director for the Congrès mondial acadien 2014.
The Congrès mondial acadien 2014 received more than thirty high quality musical compositions from songwriters of Acadia, Québec and Maine. The songs were evaluated by a “blind jury“, taking into consideration the criteria and guidelines of the contest. The jury, consisting of professionals from the entertainment industry, of radio station representatives and of members of the cultural community of the three regions of Acadia of the Lands and Forests, had the arduous task of hearing, evaluating and selecting the winning composition among the numerous entries.
We remind you that Roch Voisine is the official spokesperson for the Congrès mondial acadien 2014. In addition to his duties as a spokesperson, he has graciously accepted to be one of the performers of the theme song of the CMA 2014. He will participate to various promotional events for the congress and, during his many public appearances, will promote the international event to his audiences.
In re… The World Acadian Congress is a gathering held every five years and it unites the Acadian diaspora from all over the world. Many activities are planned over a two week period, i.e. from August 8th to the 24th, 2014. The event draws on the community’s commitment and promotes the Acadian culture, heritage and amenities.
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France Le Moignan, Communications Officer [email protected] ; Tel. : (506) 737-2014 ext. 5436