Roch Voisine will be the spokesperson of the
World Acadian Congress 2014
(Moncton, New Brunswick – April 13, 2012)
Roch Voisine will be the spokesperson for the 2014 World Acadian Congress. The world renowned singer is originally from Edmundston (Saint-Basile), New Brunswick, the heart of the host region of the Congress which is to be held August 8-28, 2014. The 5th World Acadian Congress will take place in three neighboring regions: north western New Brunswick, the State of Main, and the Temiscouata region in Quebec. The announcement was made this morning during a news conference in Moncton, New Brunswick, the day following the ECMA show, Célébration francophone, which paid homage to this great artist during the 2012 East Coast Music Award Week.
World Acadian Congress Chair, Émilien Nadeau, explains that as spokesperson, Roch Voisine will take part in several important promotional events before the Congress. The artist will also promote the World Acadian Congress during his own events and media appearances. Roch Voisine will invite the world to be a part of the August 2014 celebrations in his native region. As spokesperson, Roch Voisine will also be a part of the Acadian delegation at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany, France, in August 2012. The event is the most important festival of France and this year l’Acadie is in the spotlight. During the Festival in Lorient, Rochwill perform at an August 6 concert in front of a crowd of 6 000. “It will be a great opportunityfor him to promote the World Acadian Congress to the French public in Brittany who is already very much interested in l’Acadie”, says Nadeau. The same concert will be presented in Caraquet, New Brunswick on August 15 for the Fête nationale de l’Acadie during the Festival acadien.
Among other tasks, the World Acadian Congress spokesperson will be a member of the jury panel in charge of selecting the theme song of the 2014 celebrations.