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La Falla de Saint-Michel

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All summer long, a team of sculptors and young people in socio-professional integration are creating a monumental sculpture in TOHU’s public square. Come celebrate the unveiling of this collective project during La FALLA de Saint-Michel, presented in collaboration with the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Music and circus festivities are on the program.


Friday, September 30:

  • 5pm: Opening of the site
  • From 5pm to 11pm : Falla exhibition
  • From 5pm to 6pm : Animations by Sway Poles (20 min)
  • At 6pm: Musical show - Intimate formula by Joyce N'Sana
  • From 6pm to 7pm: Guided tour of the City of Circus Arts
  • At 8pm: Musical show by Ayrad (reservation required)
  • 10pm: Screening of the short film Nos voisins sont des artistes by À portée de mains on the façade of La TOHU
  • Until 11pm : DJ Tonki at the Bahut

Saturday, October 1:

  • 4pm: Opening of the site
  • From 4pm to 5:30pm : Exhibition in the Falla workshop
  • At 4 and 5 pm : Dun-dun dance parent-child workshop with Cirque Productions Kalabanté
  • From 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm : Screen printing booth with Maggy Flynn in the Buvette (bring a reusable cloth bag or a t-shirt)
  • 6:00 p.m.: Pre-burning by Maracatu Raio de Ouro
  • 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Light shows with Mystika Circus on the outdoor site
  • At 6:30 p.m.: Burning of the collective work
  • At 8pm: Musical show by The Brooks (reservation required)
  • Until 11pm: DJ Andy Williams at the Bahut

Sunday, October 2:

  • 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Falla Exhibition
  • At 10:30 am and 1:30 pm: Guided tour of the park
  • 10am to 11am: Parent/child workshop led by the Big Toe
  • 11:15 am to 12 pm: Free circus workshop with the Big Toe
  • From 12pm to 4pm : Multidisciplinary public entertainers by Les Fous du roi
  • From 1:45pm to 3:45pm: Screen printing booth with Maggy Flynn in the refreshment area (bring a reusable cloth bag or t-shirt)
  • 1:00-4:00 p.m.: Circus course by the Windmill
  • 4:00 p.m.: Musical performance by Shauit (reservation required)
Ayrad Presse carre Cr Jean Philippe Sansfacon

Ayrad is the fusion of singer, guitarist and composer of Moroccan origin Hamza Abouabdelmajid, established in Montreal since 2005, Annick Beauvais (oboe, backing vocals), Anit Ghosh (violin, backing vocals), Marton Maderspach ( percussion, backing vocals), Sylvain Plante (drums, percussion) and Gabriel Brochu-Lajoie (bass, keyboard). These musicians from different backgrounds never hesitate to cross musical boundaries.

The Brooks TOHU

Named "Canada's best-kept funk secret" by La Presse newspaper, The Brooks are an accomplished group of musicians, well known in the soul/funk scene across the Atlantic. Expert instrumentalists led by Alexandre Lapointe create a dazzling combo with leader Alan Prater, an incredibly energetic showman who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry. This passionate and experienced band brings the fire to the stage every time they perform!

Shauit TOHU

Twice nominated in the Aboriginal Artist of the Year category at the prestigious ADISQ awards gala, Shauit sings about the plurality of the First Nations cultural mosaic.

Originally from Maliotenam in northeastern Quebec, singer-songwriter Shauit sings songs strongly inspired by his Innu roots and traditional Aboriginal music. Most of the time in Innu, his native language, but also in French, Shauit delivers music that is both festive and unifying, introspective and hypnotic.

He ingeniously merges several popular genres (folk, roots, reggae, etc.) and offers honest, committed songs filled with emotions and personal experiences.


The great return of the burning of the collective work!

On the evening of Saturday, October 1st, the giant collective work of art will be set ablaze. It was built by the falleros, young Montrealers in the process of socio-professional integration, supported by a professional team, dedicated volunteers and hundreds of committed citizens from the Saint-Michel district.

The work presented this year is the result of three years of work. In the summer of 2020, when it was impossible to set up a construction workshop, the Falla de Saint-Michel exceptionally turned into a series of artifact-making workshops carried out in collaboration with neighborhood organizations. The creations of Michellois were then brought together in L'Arbre de l'espoir, a work created by artist Geneviève Lebel.

2021 marked the return of the workshop and the falleros to La TOHU. Over the course of the summer, they built an array of characters that now surround The Tree of Hope. The designer Charles-Hugo Duhamel wanted to recreate scenes of daily life, with characters who mix, have fun, and gather.

Finally, over the last few months, the construction team and the falleros have built a huge portico around the tree, reminiscent of a stone and wrought iron prison. A prison that must and will fall... by fire.

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La Falla de Saint-Michel is presented in collaboration with Le Fonds de solidarité FTQ. This event is also made possible thanks to the contribution of the Government of Canada, the City of Montreal and the Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough. TOHU would like to thank Desjardins for presenting the La Falla public workshops. Thanks also to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi Centre-Nord, Programme d'information sur le travail et la recherche d'emploi de Montréal (PITREM), Maison d'Haïti, Centre Lasallien and Rona Major & Major. Thank you to Maxi & Cie Papineau for having contributed to support the young falleros of the Saint-Michel district, in the process of socio-professional integration, during the whole summer.

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