Teke::Teke wins the FEQ Hope Award
Japanese psychedelic rock band from Montreal Teke::Teke won the 2022 Espoir FEQ award.
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This award, accompanied this year by an attractive $20,000 grant, is given to an emerging Quebec artist (two albums or less to his credit).
The group Choses sauvage and Marilyne Léonard, also finalists, got their hands on a check for $25,000.
Held up in Winnipeg due to a canceled flight, two of the band members, vocalist Maya Kuroki and guitarist Serge Nakauchi Pelletier shared their joy via video call.
“We are so lucky in Quebec to have so much support in culture and the arts,” said Maya Kuroki.
“It gives us energy for creation,” added Serge Nakauchi Pelletier.
Teke::Teke will be in concert at the FEQ on the stage of the Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale, opening for The Weather Station, Wednesday, at 7:20 p.m.
By virtue of their triumph, we will see them again at the 2023 Summer Festival.
Since its creation in 2014, the Espoir FEQ prize has been awarded to Salomé Leclerc, Pierre Kwenders, Dead Obies, Matt Holubowski, Hubert Lenoir and Les Louanges.
Photo Cédric Bélanger (enclosed)BDV: Reached by video, two members of Teke::Teke happily accepted a check for $20,000, symbolically presented by FEQ programmers Arnaud Cordier and Louis Bellavance.