/R E P E A T -- Dans la rue releases Pops Culture, a musical compilation honouring Father Emmett "Pops" Johns/

MONTREAL, Jan. 12, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Dans la rue invites the media to celebrate the launch of the album Pops Culture on Wednesday, January 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lion d'Or in Montreal.

This is Dans la rue's second compilation album, after INSPIRE in 2013. It is the result of a collaboration between 15 young users of Dans la rue's services and some 20 well-known performers from Quebec's musical community, including Damien Robitaille, Alexandre Désilets, Boogat, Michel Langevin (Voivod), Betty Bonifassi, Julien Sagot (formerly of Karkwa) and five musicians from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Through Pops Culture, these young singer-songwriters wish to pay tribute to Father Emmett Johns, known affectionately as "Pops," and say thank you for founding Dans la rue, an organization making a difference in the lives of homeless youth for over 27 years.


DATE: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

PLACE: Lion d'Or – 1676 Ontario Street East, Montreal, QC  H2L 1S7


Cécile Arbaud, Executive Director
Julien Peyrin, Music Therapist and Program Coordinator
Performers: Damien Robitaille, Alexandre Désilets and more.
OSM musicians: Pierre Beaudry, André Moisan, Alison Mah-Poy, Sofia Gentile and Sylvain Murray
15 youths who took part in the initiative


You will have the opportunity to listen to a few short musical excerpts performed by Dans la rue youth and their guests. There will also be a visual tribute to Father Emmett Johns and a brief video documentary about this very special undertaking.
Dans la rue's day centre, located right next door to the Lion d'Or, will be open to visitors during this time.

About Dans la rue
Founded by Father Emmett Johns ("Pops") in 1988, Le Bon Dieu dans la rue helps young homeless or at-risk youth. With dedication, empathy and respect, and with the support of the community, we care for their immediate needs and help them acquire the skills and resources needed to lead more autonomous and rewarding lives.


SOURCE Dans la rue

For further information: Nadjib Salah, Communications Consultant, Dans la rue, 514-526-5222, ext. 227, Cel. : 514 792-8205, nadjibs@danslarue.org


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