Canadian Solitudes in Action – Joni Mitchell and Angèle Coutu
By Hervé St-Louis
February 12, 2012 - 13:37
For years, I have known about these two pillars of Canadian culture. The first one, Angèle Coutu, a Francophone actress from the province of Québec has played in numerous television series, films and plays for several decades. She has won many awards and could really be considered one the grand dames of Quebec culture. The second impressed me in a different way. Joni Mitchell is an Anglophone folk and blues singer originally from Alberta that has worked throughout English Canada and abroad. She has similarly been recognized by her peers and worked with the greats of Canadian music, like Leonard Cohen.
If you want to find out more about them, whether you’re a Canadian or not, please do. Mitchell’s various albums are easy to find online such as iTunes while Coutu can be seen playing a recurrent role in Virginie, one of the top night time soap operas playing on Radio-Canada, four nights a week. If you’re Canadian, you will have access to Radio-Canada across the country as it is Canada’s French-speaking national broadcaster.
Their resemblance is eerie.
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