Chiquésa is an all-female group from the Franco-Acadian community of Prince Edward Island, La Région Évangéline. While the group officially disbanded in 2007, they do still play selected engagements. These ladies blend rich harmonies and toe tapping tunes with a warm, unique style that make the music of Acadie come alive.
Their repertoire is primarily comprised of French-traditional and Acadian songs, complemented by their own arrangements of contemporary and original pieces. They create an original blend that audiences find both enchanting and captivating.
With four lead vocalists, Chiquésa has proven that they can not only sing, but know how to sing as a group intertwining each other’s original vocals with effortless grace into a whirlwind of harmony. Throw in some energetic fiddling and dance and you’ve got the recipe for a great down-home Acadian soirée full of surprises!
Chiquesa is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Wednesday, August 31.