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Concert Nouvelle Scène : Aina et Cecilia Rahoerson, Ella Worrall et Olivia Penalva

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1555 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

To kick off the program for 2016, the Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver will present a show that highlights some of BC’s young francophone and francophile talents. For this occasion, four artists will share the Studio 16 stage to bring you an eclectic and refreshing musical evening, featuring Aina and Cecilia Rahoerson, Ella Worrall and Olivia Penalva.

At only 13 years old, Olivia wrote and recorded her debut album, releasing it to a sold out crowd at the Powerhouse Theatre (Vernon, B-C) in 2013, showcasing not only her writing abilities, but also her charisma as a live performing artist. She gracefully controls the room with her silky voice and gentle demeanour, and carries throughout her songs with an endearing quality of honesty.
She’s also proud to have scored her first Top 30 single at Canadian radio in 2013 and 2014 with her original Christmas song ‘Christmas For Two’. She was recently nominated alongside two other’s for Female You Tube Artist of the month for July 2015 by Star Central Magazine.
Olivia just released her new summer single, FERRIS WHEEL, written with Andrew Allen and Robin Gosh (Loving You Tonight), and produced by Brian West (Maroon 5, Nelly Furtado, Andy Grammer…). FERRIS WHEEL has had fantastic reviews and was just chosen as first runner up by Radio Airplay for their summer music contest.
Now 15, Olivia is working on a follow up EP in Vancouver and Los Angeles with a multitude of songwriters. Remember her name. She’s going places.

Sixteen-year old Aina and her nineteen-year old sister Cecilia are young musicians from Madagascar. From early childhood, they have been involved in the francophone community in British Columbia, taking part in musical theatre productions and many performances of song and dance, such as the shows “Toujours Debout”, “Le Voyage D’Armelika” and the “Surrey Shines” festival. Aina has made a name for herself, winning the silver medal in the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne held in Gatineau in the summer of 2014, representing British Columbia in the performing arts category. She recently played in the musical theatre production of “All My Sons” and had the honour of being selected for the project “Never too early”, promoted by the prestigious Festival international de la chanson de Granby, for the purpose of showcasing Canada’s most promising francophone vocalists. This is not the first time Aina and Cecilia collaborate with Le Centre, since they performed in the commissioned show “Une petite place” presented during the Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver 2015.

A graduate of the Conseil Scolaire Francophone, Ella Worrall received her international baccalaureate in June 2014. Ella is passionate about the various forms of artistic expression, which she explores through different avenues: plastic arts, photography, fashion, poetry and singing. For example, she took part in an event at the Royal BC Museum de Victoria to showcase young francophone artists in the province, and in “Poetry in voice”. In the context of her visual arts course, her work has been shown in the francophone community. She has taken part in a number of musical performances, including “Nautilus”, “Le Show de la Société” and “Une petite place”, presented during the 2015 Festival d’été at the Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver, and in several fashion shows including the recent Vancouver Fashion Week. She is in her element in all these spheres of artistic endeavour, and her talent and fresh approach are winning.