Florent Vollant performing in 2006
August 10, 1959 |
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.
He has subsequently released four solo albums. His Innu-language album of Christmas songs, Nipaiamianan, earned him an apostolic blessing from Pope John Paul II, as well as the Juno Award for Aboriginal Recording of the Year in 2001.
- Katak (2003)
- Nipaiamianan (2005)
- Eku Mamu (2009)
- Puamuna (2015)
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- Cote, Abby. "New journey begins for Vollant: Aboriginal Juno nominees honored". Aboriginal Multi-Media Society (AMMSA). Retrieved 19 January 2016.
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