EASTER SUNDAY : Brunch with Cours Toujours: Aline & Emmanuel
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Sunday, April 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
EASTER SUNDAY !
All you can eat brunch $34.99 per person* – featuring live music from duo Cours Toujours.
Duo Cours Toujours is formed by two accomplished French musicians, Aline Deforge and Emmanuel Presselin.
Travelling in the footsteps of modern troubadours, Aline and Emmanuel are passionate about keeping the tradition of their native French popular music alive and well.
Spanning French popular music from 1900s to 1970s, the repertoire in their program includes works of icons Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Serge Gainsbourg and others. In accordion-driven “musette” style, with humorous lyrics and slang, Aline and Emmanuel tell stories of people, places and social interactions of a bygone era; they provide a joyful and poetic gateway to French culture and « art de vivre ».
Both singers and multi-instrumentalists, Aline and Emmanuel mingle their voices and instruments to create original arrangements and harmonies.
For the last ten years, they have spent most of their time on tour in France, giving over 100 concerts every year. They perform in small venues and street festivals, and enjoy the close interaction with their audience.
In 2013 and 2016, they travelled to the USA for a series of shows hosted by organizations including : Amis de la culture française, Berkeley, CA ; Alliance Française de Monterey, CA ; Association Ile de France, Sunnyvale, CA ; Bread and Roses, San Francisco Bay Area, CA ; New Orleans French Market, LA ; Baton Rouge General Hospital, LA ; Alliance Française de la Nouvelle Orléans, LA ; and through the Louisiana network of French immersions schools.
Aline DEFORGE : vocals, flute, accordion
Emmanuel PRESSELIN : vocals, guitar, trumpet, accordion
Music from 11:30 – 1:30 Brunch ’til 3:00pm
*(16.99 for kids 6-12 and kids under 6 eat free. All children must be accompanied by an adult who is also taking part in the brunch special.)