On location

Naomi Millett, The Wire, no. 209, July 1, 2001

In terms of emotional depth and sheer exuberance, however, Canada’s almost unclassifiable duo Jean Derome and Joane Hétu’s appearance at Subiaco was a festival highlight. Whether expressing rage over political hypocrisy or celebrating the human spirit, the artists’ idiosyncratic melange of French vocals, saxophones and simple melodic instruments communicated a universality of wit and feeling that rendered any language barrier redundant.

… Canada’s almost unclassifiable duo Jean Derome and Joane Hétu’s appearance was a festival highlight.