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By Naomi Millett in The Wire #209 (UK), July 1, 2001
… Canada’s almost unclassifiable duo Jean Derome and Joane Hétu’s appearance was a festival highlight.

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.