Since it was impossible to carry large instruments on canoe trips, small instruments were popular around campfires and became a significant part of the French culture. Today, francophone community is rich and diverse, the music heard at the Festival du Voyageur is proof. These artists emerge and light up the scene each year! From Gerry and Ziz in the 1970s to Kelly Bado today, let's celebrate the evolution of francophone music in Manitoba since the festival's inception!