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Des chansons inspirées par le vent et par l'amour. Songs of my Louisiana and songs of love.
Des chansons inspirées par le vent et par l'amour. Songs of my Louisiana and songs of love.
Des chansons inspirées par le vent et par l'amour. Songs of my Louisiana and songs of love.
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L'amour.  La beauté.  La Passion.  Répandre la beauté dans ce monde.

Love.  Beauty.  Passion.  Expressing my humanity through song.

J'ai enregistré 20 albums depuis mon premier en 1972 et je vous invite à m'aider à réaliser #21. Pour la première fois j'ai décidé de ne pas ségréguer mes chansons en ghetto linguistique, mais tout simplement de les enregistrer dans l'ordre qu'elles ont été composées.

I have recorded 20 albums since my first one in 1972, and you’re invited to help make my 21st album a beautiful reality. For the first time, I have decided not to segregate my songs into linguistic ghettos, but to record them in the order in which they were written.

Habitant la frontière entre deux cultures, j'ai le privilège de connaitre pleinement la Francophonie Nord Américaine, et cet album reflète mon expérience de deux langues et de deux cultures. Je célèbre toutes les communautés habitant, comme la mienne, la frontière de la francophonie: Fransaskoise, Manitobaine, Terre-neuvienne, Acadienne et CadienneEt je vais chanter de ma Louisiane bien aimée. Et de ses collisions d'héritage qui sont le creuset où s'est forgée notre métissage.

Living on the frontier between two cultures, I have come to know almost all of the communities of French North America. This album is a reflection of my bi-cultural, bilingual experience. I sing of Saskatchewan and Manitoba and Newfoundland, of Acadia and, as always, of my beloved Louisiana. I am still tremendously inspired by my home and its collisions of culture, the tectonic plates of our collective heritage grinding together to create our unique melting pot.

La réalité de l'industrie de la musique oblige ses artisans, comme moi, à trouver de nouvelles possibilités. La dévolution du système de financement  nous confronte avec des choix parfois difficiles. Mais la bonne nouvelle est que ceci nous encourage à chercher une relation plus durable et plus vraie avec la communauté. Voici l'essentiel de ce projet: partager avec vous mon art et ma vie.

The new reality of the music business obliges us to envision new possibilities. The good news is that we, as artists, must create a more durable sense of community through our work. That is the essence of this project: sharing with you my art and my life.

Je vous invite de partager cette aventure avec moi. Et de partager à votre façon. En échange je vous propose une gamme de cadeaux pour tous les goûts et toutes les bourses.

I invite you to come with me on this voyage of the heart. I am offering vintage and VIP rewards from my personal archives that cannot be found anywhere else. You can be part of the recording sessions and have V.I.P access to record release events. A limited number of sponsors can even get Executive Producer credit and a private concert in your home.

Voici des maquettes de deux chansons: La Ballade de l'Exclus, co-écrite avec mon petit fils, Émile Cullin, qui signe les paroles. Elle est un cri de révolte de ceux et celles, handicapés comme lui et qui se sentent confinés aux marges de la société. Plus bas, un chanson d'amour.

La Ballade de l'Exclus (The Excluded One):

Here are demos of two songs: La Ballade de l’Exclus (The Ballad of the Excluded One), co-written with my grandson, Émile Cullin who wrote the lyric. The song is a cry of the heart in the name of all of those, handicapped like Émile, who are too often confined to the margins of society. And a love song, Sweet Little Darling of Mine:

 

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Affiche vintage Mardi Gras Posters, 1986 & 1982
Affiche vintage Mardi Gras Posters, 1986 & 1982

 

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Vinyl Package

 

Do The Zydeco 45 rpm circa 1984
Do The Zydeco 45 rpm circa 1984

 

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Des forfaits que je vous offre, il y en a trois qui sont exceptionnels. A few of the rewards are truly once in a lifetime:

1. Le Package Iles de la Madeleine: Venir me rejoindre aux Îles, vous seriez mes invités au Vieux Couvent pendant 2 nuits. Soyez mes invités V.I.P. au spectacle. Et je vous emmènerai voir le pluvier siffleur, espèce menacée.

Be my guests for two nights at the best hotel on the Magdalen Islands and join me V.I.P. for the Friday and Saturday night shows. And I will take you birding to see the endangered piping plover.

2. Mardi Gras: Venez me rejoindre pour le Courir du Mardi Gras du Marais Bouleur, 2018. Vous seriez mes invités au Savoy B&B En plus de beaucoup de butin: costume du Mardi Gras (porté par Zach 1985), et affiches vintage.

Experience the real Cajun Mardi Gras. Be my guests for two nights at the Savoy B&B and participate in the traditional Courir du Marais Bouleur. Plus vintage costume (worn by Zach, 1985) and vintage posters.

3. Producteur Executif. En nombre limité, vous pourrez participer d'une façon intime à l'enregistrement. Je vous accueillerai au Studio Mixart à Montréal et chez Tony Daigle à Lafayette. Et je finirai l'aventure avec un concert privé chez vous. Une expérience inoubliable.

For a very limited number of lucky patrons, you can attend a recording session at Studio Mixart in Montreal and one with master engineer Tony Daigle in Lafayette, La. And to top it all, I will come to your house and play music for you.  The chance of a life time. 

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Pour avoir un bon temps, venez me rejoindre. Write the next chapter of this story! Select your rewards now!
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Risks and challenges

Le défi d'enregistrer un album est encore plus grand dans la situation actuelle de l'industrie de la musique. Mais j'ai passé par là suffisamment de fois pour me donner confiance qu'avec votre aide je vais faire de ce rêve une réalité.

The challenges of recording an album are magnified in the current climate of the music business. First there are the songs, then there is the recording of the songs. Hiring musicians, followed by mix and mastering. And finally cover art and distribution. I have been recording for 45 years and have gained the experience that will make this project a success. With your help I will make album #21 a beautiful reality.

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    CD Dédicacé / Autographed CD #21

    Je dédicace à votre honneur. Happy to autograph for you.

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    • 2 CDs: Live in Montréal + Allons Danser autographed / dédicacés
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    Package Deluxe

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    • 6 CDs dédicacés / autographed
    • Histoire des Acadiens (book / livre in Eng or FR)
    • Legend of L'il Red / Conte Cajun (book / livre in Eng or FR)
    • 2 livres (books) de poésie: Voyage de nuit (1987) & Feu (2001)
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    Package Crawfish Étouffée

    Special private concert with crawfish étouffée hosted by Steve and Cherry Fisher May

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    • Special Private Concert, May 3, 2017 Lafayette LA
    • Crawfish Étouffée by Chef Zachary Richard
    • Hosted by Steve and Cherry Fisher May
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    • V.I.P Listening Party @ Studio Mixart, Montreal, 3 Octobre, 2017
    • V.I.P réception Record Release, Memramcook, N.B. 20 Oct, 2017
    • V.I.P réception Album Release / Lafayette, Louisiana 10 Nov. 2017
    • Histoire des Acadiens (book / livre in Eng or FR)
    • Legend of L'il Red / Conte Cajun (book / livre in Eng or FR)
    • 2 livres (books) de poésie: Voyage de nuit (1987) & Feu (2001)
    • Lumière Dans Le Noir Affiche /Poster 24"x 36" circa 2006
    • 6 CDs dédicacés / autographed
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    Îles de la Madeleine Package

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    • 2 nuits / 2 nights au Vieux Couvent, 11 & 12 Aôut / Aug, 2017
    • V.I.P access to Show August 11 & 12 au Vieux Couvent
    • Birding avec Zach Aug 13: Pluvier Siffleur / Piping Plover
    • V.I.P Listening Party @ Studio Mixart, Montreal, 3 Octobre, 2017
    • V.I.P réception Record Release, Memramcook, N.B. 20 Oct, 2017
    • V.I.P réception Album Release / Lafayette, Louisiana 10 Nov. 2017
    • Zachary Richard Affiche/Poster 24"x 32" Vintage circa 1985
    • Lumière Dans Le Noir Affiche /Poster 24"x 36" circa 2006
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    Package Acadien

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    • Conférence 90 minutes: at your location / chez vous
    • 1755 x 2 = $3510
    • Je viendrai chez vous (Amérique/Nord) pour présenter conférence
    • DVD Against the Tide Award Winning Documentary by Zachary Richard
    • DVD Attakapas, the Cajun Story narrated by Zachary Richard
    • Histoire des Acadiens (book / livre in Eng or FR)
    • USA & Canada only / seulement
    • Lumière Dans Le Noir Affiche /Poster 24"x 36" circa 2006
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    Mardi Gras Package

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    • 2 nuits / 2 nights B&B Heart of Cajun Country Fév 12-13, 2018
    • Courir du Mardi Gras WITH / AVEC ZACH 13 Février, 2018
    • Zachary Richard Mardi Gras Costume circa 1985
    • Affiche vintage Poster : Courir du Mardi Gras, 1982 11" x 17"
    • Affiche vintage Poster : Grant Street Dance Hall, 1986 11" x 17"
    • Lumière Dans Le Noir Affiche /Poster 24"x 36" circa 2006
    • Zachary Richard Affiche/Poster 24"x 32" Vintage circa 1985
    • V.I.P Listening Party @ Studio Mixart, Montreal, 3 Octobre, 2017
    • V.I.P réception Record Release, Memramcook, N.B. 20 Oct, 2017
    • V.I.P réception Album Release / Lafayette, Louisiana 10 Nov. 2017
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    • Your Name / Votre Nom: Executive Producer Credit on CD package
    • V.I.P Listening Party @ Studio Mixart, Montreal, 3 Octobre, 2017
    • V.I.P réception Record Release, Memramcook, N.B. 20 Oct, 2017
    • Lumière Dans Le Noir Affiche /Poster 24"x 36" circa 2006
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    Producteur Exécutif Package

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    • Recording Studio Visit : Mixart Montreal, 20 May, 2017
    • Recording Studio Visit: Comoland, Lafayette LA, May 31, 2017
    • Your Name / Votre Nom: Executive Producer Credit on CD package
    • Private Concert Privé chez vous / in your home: date à déterminer
    • USA & Canada only / seulement
    • V.I.P Listening Party @ Studio Mixart, Montreal, 3 Octobre, 2017
    • V.I.P réception Record Release, Memramcook, N.B. 20 Oct, 2017
    • V.I.P réception Album Release / Lafayette, Louisiana 10 Nov. 2017
    • Lumière Dans Le Noir Affiche /Poster 24"x 36" circa 2006
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