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Sidney Bechett at the Olympia in Paris plays Petite Fleur. This piece of music is remembered by many people because it was the signature of a very famous late night radio show called Le Cabaret du soir qui penche on Radio-Canada. Le cabaret du soir qui penche, l’émission du dimanche soir qu’il définit comme « une chanson pour bercer la misère humaine », où la musique est intimement mêlée à la poésie. Broadcasted on Sunday nights from 1960 to 1973, music was mixed in with poetry and the theme of the show was; music to cradle human misery. The host was Guy Mauffette known as L’oiseau de nuit, the night birdThe show was immensely popular and has entered the mythical world of Canadian radio history. Mauffette who would be 100 years old in 2015, died 10 years ago and he is still remembered by a wide audience. He was much more than a radio host of a popular show, he popularized and adapted many works of literature and poetry for the radio and help many discover our rich French Canadian literary heritage.

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