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Gérald Laroche

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Manitoba
Languages: English, French

Gérald Laroche is an internationally known harmonica virtuoso, musician, composer and storyteller. A Juno award-winner, his music combines elements of jazz, blues, African rhythms, traditional French Canadian and world music. He has performed in North America, Africa and Europe, where he has been called a "nouveau storyteller". He has brought his magical performances to young audiences for the past 40 years.


Talented musician... Superb!... Poetic storyteller... Good showcase of history and culture through music... Canadian content... Extraordinary! Delegates at the ArtStarts Showcase

Performances & Workshops

Gerald Laroche, Soundscapes and storytelling

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 50 mins.
Capacity: 350 students
Tech Requirements: One table, electrical outlet, extension cord,
Fee Range: $845 - $1545 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

Howling wolves, north winds, cracking ice and rumbling steam engines: images created by sounds with riveting stories to inspire a child to dream of and imagine times and places from Canada's past. Fifty harmonicas plus whistles, mouth bows, foot drums and electro-acoustic techniques are used to create Gérald Laroche's magical soundscapes which frame his fanciful stories inspired by his French and Métis history and background and his many travels throughout Canada and abroad.

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