Florent Vollant

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Florent Vollant
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Florent Vollant performing in 2006
Background information
Born (1959-08-10) August 10, 1959 (age 58)
Labrador, Canada
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Associated acts Kashtin
Website florentvollant.com

Florent Vollant (born August 10, 1959 in Labrador) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. An Innu from Maliotenam, Quebec, he was half of the popular folk music duo Kashtin, one of the most important musical groups in First Nations history.[1]

He has subsequently released four solo albums.[2] His Innu-language album of Christmas songs, Nipaiamianan, earned him an apostolic blessing from Pope John Paul II,[3] as well as the Juno Award for Aboriginal Recording of the Year in 2001.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • Katak (2003)
  • Nipaiamianan (2005)
  • Eku Mamu (2009)
  • Puamuna (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wheeler, Kim (23 May 2012). "National Aboriginal Day celebrated with Kashtin reunion" (Aboriginal). Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. CBC Music. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Bolton, Ken (26 June 2014). "Makushan-maker". Beese Entertainment Publishing. What's Up Yukon. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "2012 Festival Artists". Mariposa Folk Festival. Mariposa Folk Foundation. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Cote, Abby. "New journey begins for Vollant: Aboriginal Juno nominees honored". Aboriginal Multi-Media Society (AMMSA). Retrieved 19 January 2016. 

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