Dominique Reynolds is a French Canadian Métis chanteuse. After eight years with the world music group Madrigaia, Dominique is now exploring a solo career. Her latest recording entitled Tiny Burden was produced by Doc Walker’s Murray Pulver (multiple CCMA). Collaborating with the likes of Leela Gilday (Juno award winner for best Aboriginal recording 2007), Wab Kinew (Hip Hop artist and CBC host) and Ray Coco Stevenson (traditional Pow Wow singer for Eagle & Hawk), Tiny Burden eschews boundaries while maintaining a strong folk pop vibe. For the past few years Dominique has enjoyed teaching music in Manitoba schools with Learning Through the Arts and ArtsSmarts.
Songwriting “en français” for those who can’t sit still! For French Immersion and Basic French, students will experience Franco-Manitoban culture and write at least two French songs in different musical styles. The workshops will improve students’ pronunciation and rhyming skills. They will learn song structure, rhymes, and vocabulary, while moving their bodies to the beat. They will develop melodies and arrangements, as well as movements to accompany each phrase. The final compositions, arrangements and choreography will be performed for their peers. Throughout the sessions Dominique will share her original songs as well as French cabaret classics and traditional songs.