The shows and activities planned for July 4, 5 and 6 at the Rolland amphitheater and at Place de la Gare in Saint-Jérôme will allow you to discover rhythms and cultures from different countries.
The stage of the Rolland amphitheater will give way to world music with the group Jah & I on July 4 at 8 p.m., founded by singer and rastaman Daddy Rushy, a native of Jamaica and a Quebecer by adoption. The seasoned musicians of the group (Pascale Picard band, Les Batinses, Coléoptère, Jean Leloup, etc.) promise a festive evening with reggae rhythms, “world new roots” and rock.
With a new album in their pocket, the Habana Café group will take over on July 5 at 8 p.m., for a journey in typically Latin song and dance. Cuban singers Manuel Gallardo and Julian Gutiérrez, accompanied by their musicians, offer a repertoire animated by solos of guitars, piano, trumpets, congas and timpani.
Mexican singer-songwriter Mamselle Ruiz, newly installed in Canada, will close this fast-paced weekend on July 6 at 8 p.m. Named revelation of the year 2013-2014 by Radio-Canada, Mamselle Ruiz released her second album on February 24.
Orchestrated by the organization Le Coffret, the Festival du Monde will invade Place de la Gare, in downtown Saint-Jérôme, on July 5 from 11 a.m., in order to celebrate the richness of the region’s multicultural heritage. Latin, Senegalese and Bhutanese shows and dances are on the program, as well as djembe workshops, henna make-up and a real “souk” with many artisans.