June262020

Special event

Past Event

The first edition of a series of rooftop concerts at the PHI Centre

Free Admission

PHI Centre
315, Saint-Paul Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 2M3

Sonication is a hybrid experience, halfway between a film set and a festive happening. While the performances played on the roof are retranscribed on screens throughout the PHI Centre, aesthetes and music lovers are invited to take part in a mosaic of animations within the building. A programme rich in artistic promise, between discovery, playful indulgence and relaxation.

The next performances will take place on July 23, August 22 September 2 and September 29.

Host

Fab, also known as FABjustfab, is a Montreal-based multilingual rapper, beatboxer, singer-songwriter, DJ, producer and steelpan player. Co-founder of alternative hip hop group Random Recipe (2007), Fab has co-written & co-produced four albums under the latter project. Music has driven Fab to collaborate with numerous international artists, setting foot on all five continents. Her involvement in art and musical projects includes seeking unique sounds & textures, working as an A & R, creative coaching, and being at the forefront of social involvement & awareness.

Artists who performed on June 26th

Sarahmée

Sarahmée, now a major force on the Quebec rap scene, is making a remarkable comeback with her critically acclaimed second album, Irréversible. In collaboration with rapper Souldia, Sarahmée delivers an album with an assertive message, reinforced by refined flows and skillfully mastered Afro-Latin rhythms. Sarahmée was the first hip-hop artist to be nominated in the category of Newcomer of the Year at the Gala de l'Adisq, and was featured in the opening number of the Gala broadcast live on Radio-Canada television.

Pierre Kwenders

Pierre Kwenders fluidly defuses the boundaries between genres, countries and cultures in his inventive approach to Afro sounds, combining Western and African styles in polymorphic grooves enriched by passionate vocals. Born in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, under the name of José Louis Modabi, Pierre Kwenders (the name of his grandfather, which he bears in his homage) sings and rappes in Lingala, French, English, Tshiluba and Kikongo, drawing on the lyrical and aesthetic specificities of each language to generate maximum emotional impact.

Narcy

His real name is Yassin Alsalman, Narcy is a multidimensional and polymath artist. He is a musician, director, teacher, writer and actor. He currently teaches hip-hop production and rap culture at Concordia University. He tours museums, stages and spaces as Narcy and directs music videos as Yassin. Although he currently resides in Montreal, his heart belongs to Arab culture and his body is firmly anchored to planet earth. Most importantly, he is a father of two children.

DESTINATION: PHI

Sonication is one of the key events of the DESTINATION: PHI programming, which includes many multidisciplinary initiatives (concerts, screenings, installations, etc.) offered in our physical and virtual creative spaces.

PHI PASSPORT 

Discounts and exclusives all summer long.

A safe environment for visitors and PHI employees

Our mediators are ready to welcome you in premises designed and arranged in a way that ensures a safe, healthy and comfortable environment. Everything is set up to provide both peace of mind and an enriching experience, all while respecting the protocol drawn up by Public Health authorities.

Photo (cover): Vivien Gaumand

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