A la Canadienne

Broadcast Run: 
1972
Broadcast Medium: 
Television

In 1972, À la Canadienne was broadcast for the first time, and was hosted by André Lejeune who would then become a figure forever associated with Quebec folk songs and adapting them to modern times. Indeed, Lejeune would score folk songs with entirely new rhythms that were very lively and catchy most of the time. 

In March 2007, André Lejeune was made a member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, alongside Paul Anka, Claude Dubois and Raymond Lévesque, and where the major role played by the program À la Canadienne in the promotion and evolution of Quebec folk music was underlined.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - September, 2008

 

CTA Donation

We rely on grants and donations from industry

View our sponsors
CTA Personalities

Learn more about the personalities involved in Canada's broadcasting history.

Learn more