Project Description


Danse et rythmes traditionnels – Virtual Performance

Students will join Ariko to learn a basic rhythm on spoons and a simple step dance. Peppered with traditional music and French vocabulary, this digital workshop will provide a cultural experience that aims to build success and skills that can later be applied in the classroom setting. Members of Ariko look forward to meeting students for a live Q & A following the pre-recorded workshop. This digital workshop is also offered in French.

Les élèves se joindront à Ariko pour apprendre à jouer des rythmes de base aux cuillères ainsi qu’une routine simple de danse à claquette. Cet atelier digital francophone, centrée sur la musique traditionnelle, est une expérience culturelle ayant pour but de développer les compétences des élèves tout en visant le succès. Les membres d’Ariko ont hâte de rencontrer les élèves pour une session de questions et réponses en direct après l’atelier. Cet atelier digital est aussi disponible en format bilingue (anglais/français).

Chansons traditionelles – Virtual Performance (NEW PROGRAM)

Students will join Franco-Ontarian family band Ariko to learn to sing 3 traditional French language songs and to do podorythmie (traditional French-Canadian foot stomping).  Call and response songs, voyageur music and fiddle tunes are presented with a historical and cultural context. In this bilingual digital workshop, students will expand their French language vocabulary in an engaging experience that aims to build success and skills that can later be applied in the classroom. Members of Ariko look forward to meeting students for a live Q & A following the workshop.

Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

Cross Curricular Connections

French Education

Booking Details

School Fee: $610.00 + HST
Audience Size: 500
Maximum number of links: 150
Grades: K-8
Language: English, Bilingual, French
Availability: Limited Year-Round

Format: Pre recorded workshop/concert with live Q & A

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About Ariko

Ariko, a family band, has transmitted its passion for traditional music (with an emphasis on fiddle and french traditional songs) since 2003. Homegrown in Tiny, Ontario, Ariko features the vocal harmonies and dynamic fiddle stylings of the Lefaive sisters along with a driving rhythm section delivered by their parents.

Recipient of the “Coup de foudre Salut!” award for their concert Portrait de famille at Contact Ontarois in 2018, Ariko was selected to tour their dynamic show through elementary and secondary schools and community centres across the province during the 2018-2019 season. Concerts include unique arrangements of traditional French-Canadian songs, originals, fiddle tunes and stepdance!

Ariko’s performances and workshop offerings are well suited to diverse audiences and events. These have ranged from leading a variety of workshops (fiddle, stepdance and French call and response songs) for school groups, festivals and special events to performing on the main stage at the Mariposa Folk Festival, the Pan Am Games, Metis celebrations and the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival. In January 2019 L’Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM) nominated Ariko for the category “Artiste solo or group – Roots” for a Trille Or award.