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WalkingSun.jpg (225768 bytes)    Jake's wide variety of musical and cultural experiences, from his French-Canadian heritage to his travels in Asia, theDanceDino.jpg (202620 bytes) Caribbean and Latin America are evident in his lively performances making him recognizable as one of Manitoba's finest family performers. Whether he is performing in English or in French, Jake's multi-cultural experiences bring an added depth to his exceptional musicianship and winning performance style. He's met a monkey, climbed Guatemala's most active volcano - twice! - and swam in the sea with a rainbow of fish. Now Jake's adventures in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Thailand have blossomed into Walking in the Sun, a sunny collection of catchy sing-a-long tunes for the whole family. This magical recording offers many musical styles including calypso, reggae and Cajun.PPCDCover.jpg (246182 bytes)
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   The John Lennon International Songwriting Contest honoured Jake with a Grand Prize for the song "Buzz Buzzity Buzz". Dedication to the educational entertainment of children, Jake Chénier has been warmly received in over 600 schools, fairs and festivals across Canada, and the United States. Jake's multimedia planetarium show Dancing With The Dinosaurs garnered rave reviews at the Pacific Space Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.

"The children obviously enjoyed every minute of your performance. Your ability to interact with genuine warmth with such a large audience was a tremendous asset. It made Nathan Phillips Square feel intimate and cozy...and that's not easy with 500 kids!"
Dawna Proudman - Events Coordinator - Nathan Phillips Square - Toronto, Ontario

"Walking in the sun is a fine album from an artist who deserves to be better known!"
John Hoffman - Today's Parent
"Walking in the Sun - This new release might climb to the top of your list very quickly. It has a nice mix of rhythms and a message that honors Mother Earth"
Kathy O'Connell - MetroKids, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 "Walking in the Sun...is a delightful album full of upbeat songs...Chénier has a gentle voice and a quick easy connection with young listeners."
Keri Sweetman - Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Ontario
"...Jake's got the stuff - sensitivity to children's issues, really gooood, catchy tunes and a genuine enthusiasm that's fresh, infectious and FUN! Good records - Good shows!"
Gordon Osland - Artistic Director - Winnipeg International Children's Festival

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