(Shawinigan) From 17 to August 27 will be the 48th edition of the International Song Festival of Granby. Among the 24 artists selected for the semi-finals, a representative of the Mauricie stands out: it is Liliane Pellerin.
The native of Grand-Mere is not at his debut in the music world. Already in her youth, she listened to her father scratching his guitar handmade on the lake Bostonians. There she developed a love of music.
Also, singer-songwriter attended the National School of the song, ironically located in Granby. Artist affirmed it launched last year his first album, Snack exile. Notably, the album was produced by none other than Johnny Bournival, director, composer and multi-instrumentalist of Saint-Elie-de-Caxton.
Now in his thirties, Liliane Pellerin divides his time between music and the Day Centre Point Street, where she worked as intervener. While initially the two activities seem incompatible, the artist nevertheless exudes a sense to get involved with people in situations of social breakdown.
“I learned the social worker profession in street work organization, to get close to these people of the margins, those that do not fit, the flayed through the rites of passage, original. They taught me a lot, especially on me, I was returned to my song that certainly inhabit, “she wrote about it.
Liliane Pellerin participate in the third semi-final of the International Song Festival of Granby which will be held on 19 August. She will face Premier Roof (Montreal), Rain Normand (Rouyn-Noranda), Lydia Kepinski (Montreal), Emilie Landry (Campbellton, NB) and Catherine Dagenais (Laval). The evening will be hosted by actor, singer and composer Matthew Girard, and will have as special guest Robin Joey Haché, finalist of the 2015 Festival.