Canadian group to impact their spell in Ohio

     (NWPR) – In partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, St. Marys Community Public Library, and Wapakoneta Schools, both in Ohio, Arts Place will present French Canadian musical group, Mauvais Sort, in two free concerts.

     Mauvais Sort Unplugged will be held on Thursday, November 11 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the St. Marys Community Public Library. To reserve tickets, call 419-394-7471 or 866-539-9911.

     The group will also perform on Friday, November 12 from 7:00-8:15 pm at the grand opening of the Wapakoneta City Schools Performing Arts Center, located at 1 Redskin Trail.  To reserve tickets, call 419-739-5320 or 866-539-9911.

     The name, Mauvais Sort translates from French to mean “to put a spell on someone,” has a musical style extremely hard to define, yet unique and proper to its generation. By combining traditional lyrics with contemporary musical compositions or by mixing their own original stories with old, folk rhythms, the group will turn your perception of Québec traditional music upside-down.  The band creates a new musical style: Folk ‘n’ roll. “Folk” for the inspiration, the foot stomping, the accordion, the fiddle, and the guitar; and “roll” for the arrangements, the bass, the drum, the percussion, and the energy. 

     For more information, email: or call Heidi Meade at 419.394.0707. The performances are part of the Ohio Arts Council’s International Music and Performing Arts in Communities Tour (IMPACT) that was started over 11 years ago to help foster international understanding, community engagement and audience development in communities throughout Ohio.

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