Size: 10.75 x 16.5 inches
About The Poster: The politics of the province of Quebec have always provided inspiration for it's homegrown poets, musicians, playwrights and composers. In the 1970s and 80s (and today!) there was a great uprising of nationalist sentiment amongst the French population of the province who felt that they had been treated as second-class citizens for too long. This social and political malaise was very evident in the outpouring of music and performance pieces - and posters of same - during that period.
Internet research indicates that Conventum was formed in the early 1970s, and initially included musicians André Duchesne, Jean-Pierre Bouchard, Michel Tremblay, Jean-Pierre Tremblay, and the film director Jean Gagné. Over time the band changed members and direction, but it was essentially a Quebec-based cultural phenomenon that reached its apex in the 1970s. (There is a wonderful article about the band on the website progquebec.com) This poster was in the private collection of a noted jazz musician and is definitely a piece of collectable Quebec music ephemera.