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Kipling and Area Arts Council launches new season

On stage, the audience bears witness to musicians who improvise, interpret their repertoire and blend their voices together in harmonies.   
Christine Tassan et les Imposteures will perform in Kipling on Oct. 21

KIPLING - The Kipling and Area Arts Council is looking forward to bringing several concerts to the town during the 2022-23 season. 

The organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC), together with its member arts councils across the province, are excited to announce the OSAC 2022-23 performing arts season.   

After being shut down for 18 months and then returning with some programming in 2021-22, OSAC has a full slate of performances scheduled for this season. There are 135 performances scheduled across the province. 

Every year OSAC presents over 300 live community and school performances, attended by a total audience of approximately 75,000 people. This is possible because of a dedicated network of volunteers committed to making culture a vital part of Saskatchewan community life, and funding from Saskatchewan Lotteries, administered by SaskCulture and Canadian Heritage. 

“The lives of Saskatchewan residents are enriched through the efforts of arts council volunteers who strive to ensure that live music, dance, theatre, and variety performances are available across the province,” the arts council said in a news release. “Please support this commitment to the arts by attending the many wonderful presentations available in the coming season.” 

The Kipling and District Arts Council’s season will open with Christine Tassan et les Imposteures with their Gypsy jazz and swing music as the first show of the season. This show will be Oct. 21. After hearing this group for a short time at Showcase, the arts council said it was blown away by their talent.   

“Right from the start this group set a high standard and got the audience moving in their seats. Their music exudes an infectious energy, a rhythm and emotion that cannot easily be resisted,” the arts council said.         

With a decade and a half of bringing their blend of Gypsy jazz and revisited cover songs, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures have made a name for themselves on the music scene. The latest show of these four talented musicians brings together some of the works by Django Reinhardt, Felix Leclerc and American swing composers.   

This string band draws inspiration from one artist’s poetry and the other’s swing. They’ve expanded their concept to the swing music of some contemporary friends of Django and Felix.  They revisit hit songs created by Gershwin, Louis Prima or Charlie Chaplin and blend them nicely with Django’s beautiful melodies.   

“From a mix of 1930s’ American swing and French dance hall music to original compositions, the Imposteures’ musical arrangements innovate, rejuvenate and leave room for unbridled creativity from four talented and accomplished musicians,” the arts council said.  

On stage, the audience bears witness to musicians who improvise, interpret their repertoire and blend their voices together in harmonies.   

“They perform two sets of toe-tapping unbridled creativity and sense of humor. But it’s their communicative energy and the personal bond between them that hits home the most. You can listen to their music on YouTube or by visiting their web site at” 

This Quebec quartet consists of violin, double bass and two guitars. They have performed from the east coast to the west coast in Canada and have toured in the U.S., Europe, China and the U.K. These four musicians with their music, their complicity on stage, their humour and dynamism bring an atmosphere which transforms each show into an unforgettable moment.   

The show is at the Kipling Community Centre. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin an hour later.   

Tickets are available at Advance tickets are also available at Balfour Pharmacy for $25 or at the door for $30. Students (13-18) will be admitted for $10. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Season tickets will also be available that evening at the door for $65.