As part of the 2018 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, the public is invited to the fifth annual edition of Soup’Art to celebrate International Francophonie Day, at Confederation Centre’s Studio 1 in Charlottetown March 20 from 5 to 7 pm.
The audience will be served a bevy of soups from many different countries with some gluten free and vegan options. This experience will be enhanced by an exhibition of Island visual art and crafts as well as jazz piano with Sean Ferris.
“Soup’Art has been tremendously popular. The public enjoyed both the soups and the arts that were on view,” says Monique Lafontaine, French programming and arts education director with the Centre. “This year we are proud to be including a performance by multi-artist Yao.”
Born in Ivory Coast, Yao emigrated to Ontario at the age of 13. This musician, singer, poet, actor is like a modern troubadour. His music is a gentle mix of slam, jazz and blues and his texts are poems created to be put to music. The evening will include trivia segments and door prizes.