Radio Radio mix genres and languages

Radio Radio rap in ‘chiac,’ mixing French and English (Submitted)
Radio Radio rap in ‘chiac,’ mixing French and English (Submitted)

Radio Radio are excited to come back to Fredericton after just two years since they’re last show in the province.

“Who wouldn’t want to come to New Brunswick’s capital,” said Jacques Alphonse Doucet of Radio Radio.

“Plus the fans are fun and there are some good chefs in the area!”

Radio Radio, an Acadian electro hip-hop band, will play Friday night at The Capital Complex. They have some home advantage since they’re all from the Maritimes.

Gabriel Louis Bernard Malenfant is originally from Moncton, and Jacques Alphonse Doucet and Arthur Comeau are from Nova Scotia.

“It’s always fun to come back and see family and friends as well as being able to eat local food,” said Doucet. “Seeing who comes out to play on a Thursday and seeing the Francos and Anglos get along.”

In 2007, the band released their first album Télé Télé. A year later they released Cliche Hot, which became slang in Quebec’s indie music scene. The term describes anything stylish.

Soon after, the trio began rapping in ‘chiac,’ an English-influenced of Acadian French. They layer the two languages while mixing in electro and funk.

They then had shows from Montreal and Quebec City to Louisiana and Texas. They played concerts in France and Belgium and also performed at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in 2011.

Radio Radio has received numerous awards such as a Miroir at the Summer Festival in Quebec City and a Révélation Musique 2010-2011 Radio-Canada title.

They also walked away from this year’s East Coast Music Award’s with Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year for Havre de Grâce, their 2012 release. The trio opened up the live national broadcast of the ECMAs with a performance.

“There will be energy that doesn’t stop till it’s done,” said Doucet.

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