ABRAM-VILLAGE – For Jeanette Arsenault, Centre Expo-Festival in Abram-Village brings back childhood memories.
She spent summers at her grandparents’ house, which was across the street from there, and over the years, she attended the different events that were offered.
Now, Arsenault, a bilingual singer/songwriter, will be performing “I’m an Acadian-Canadian, Eh!” at Centre Expo-Festival on Monday, August 18.
Her new dinner theatre show will be mixed with humour and emotion and pays tribute to her Acadian heritage.
She’s going back to her roots, and the sound of the fiddle is something she grew up with, said Arsenault.
“I took it for granted that all families had those kinds of musical parties. I have come to appreciate just how lucky I was to have such a rich musical childhood that impassioned my love, not only for the music, but for the Acadian culture as well”.
Arsenault is excited to be partnering with Centre Expo-Festival, and thinks Abram-Village is a suiting place to showcase her talent.
“My musical building blocks were formed in that village.”
Arsenault has found success in the music industry, and has produced seven solo albums, her newest titled AcadieODYSSEY. She has released an album with her trio, Trinity, and she is working on a double album of children’s music that will be released in 2015.
“I’m an Acadian-Canadian, Eh!” is geared toward an English and bilingual audience, and it will be a night of singing and storytelling fused with Acadian culture.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance by calling Centre Expo-Festival at 902-854-3300.
The show will run from 6 p.m. until 8.