Born from the idea of promoting the music and rhythms of the world by a great professional festive event that reaches audiences of all ages and from all backgrounds, the Festival International des Rythmes du Monde de Saguenay has progressed dazzling since its birth in 2003. In Saguenay, he developed a cultural event specializing in world music, which aims to be a reference in Canada for professional artists. At each edition, the artists are selected according to the enrichment they can bring to the public by their music and their dance resulting from their culture, it is this idea which directs mainly the creation of our programming. After only 15 years of existence, it is almost 500 artists and artisans who animate the event by giving it the peculiarity to make discover and bring the Quebec and Canadian public of the cultural diversity. It is through multi-ethnic music and festive atmosphere that the festival becomes an enriching encounter with multiculturalism in the heart of a homogeneous Francophone region: the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.
The public’s enthusiasm and commitment to the event is evident by the goodwill and positive comments that multiply each year. In addition to the public, it should be mentioned that the multi-ethnic artists demonstrate the great professionalism and the warm welcome that they find in Saguenay, at our Festival. In interviews with the media, these international artists have often been heard to say that the FIRM and the city of Saguenay are the places they have enjoyed most of all the cities they travel around the world.
The Festival International des Rythmes du Monde de Saguenay has established its credibility and asserted itself at the regional and national levels. A world-class event that takes its place among the major events of Québec, positioning itself as the most important event specialized in world music and rhythms in Quebec and the third largest in Canada.
Tiken Jah Fakoly – Champion et ses G-Strings – La Chiva Gantiva – Éric Lapointe – Kaïn – Kalanbanté – Bernard Adamus – Chico Band – Nomadic Massive – The Brooks – Marco Calliari – The Imbayakunas – Valaire – Dominique Hudson – Undercover Légendes du Rock – Zale Seck – Bodh’aktan – Boogat – Femmes du Monde – – Freddie James Project – Labess – Jamais deux sans toi – AlexaDanse – Sebouka – Fous du Roi – Tantalou – Salsa Nueva – Son Candelas
Marc Dupré – Wyclef Jean – Les cowboys fringants – Seba et Horg – Jeffrey Papatie et Moose Town Singers – La Tournée Country Folk – Les Trois Accords – Afrikana Soul Sister – Labess –Coco Country Band – Cool Kids – Borrkia – Elvis Crespo – Rafael & Energia Dominicana – Boogie Wonder Band – Dead Obies – Monika Mesa – El Son Sonó – Matiu
The Mavericks – Randy Bachman – La Compagnie Créole – Alain Pérez – Sylvain Cossette – Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar – Glass Tiger – The box – Quebec Redneck Bluegrass Project – Dominique Hudson – Matt Lang – Kalabante – David Thibault – Planet Smashers – One Love Project – Alaclair Ensemble – Dear Denizen – Peppe Voltarelli – Lucibela Santos – The Imbayakunas – Bob et les Macalous – Thomas Croft