MARQUETTE, Mich.—The French-Canadian “folk ‘n’ roll” group Mauvais Sort will present the final concert in Northern Michigan University’s 2010-11 International Performing Arts Series. The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Mauvais Sort translates from French to mean “to put a spell on someone.” The group combines traditional lyrics with contemporary musical compositions and mixes its own original stories with old folk rhythms, creating a new musical style called folk ‘n’ roll. The folk is for the inspiration, foot stomping and accordion, fiddle and guitar. The roll is for the arrangements, bass, drum, percussion and energy. The band has performed more than 600 concerts in eight countries. It is the final Arts Midwest World Fest ensemble to visit Marquette. Tickets can be purchased at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets. Prices are as follows: NMU students, $5 in advance and $6 at the door; NMU faculty/staff and seniors 60+, $13 advance and $15 door; general public, $18 and $20.
March 24, 2011