Marvest: Christophe Elie - Bridging Borders

2015 19 Sep
Marvest: Christophe Elie - Bridging Borders

Christophe Elie -- a local activist songwriter who performs his brand of socially-conscious folk -- is just completing his new album 'Bridging Borders', the follow up to 'Deepest Shade of Blue'. The CD is composed of 11 songs that traverse both the Canadian landscape and the global sphere, challenging the walls both figurative and real that confine us. The songs from the new album explore this land's history, consider the hope for Canadian First Nation relations, un chanson francais, on Quebec's charter of values. The songs consider Canada's relationship with war & peace and our mortality, while transporting us to lives in Haiti, Sudan and the Middle East, all in the spirit of lowering those walls.

Christophe personally invites you to join him at Marvest for an intimate performance of songs from his upcoming new album, at the wonderfully eclectic Octopus Books Glebe, off Bank Street, at 116 Third Avenue

About Marvest

Marvest is a musical harvest. It is an offshoot of the CityFolk that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. Most Marvest shows are FREE! The focus of Marvest is to present Ottawa with a feast of locally produced music, food and drink- everything from within 100 miles of the region. Saturday afternoon shows both at Aberdeen Pavilion and in Bank Street venues will be family friendly. Marvest is all about bringing people together in appreciation of local music. (more info:

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