Florent Vollant's music has the power to gather people of all communities together. Inspired by his Innu origins, Florent Vollant mixes country, folk, blues, traditional riffs and tex-mex.
Author, composer and performer of Innu origin, Florent Vollant grew up on a reserve named Maliotenam, east of Sept-Îles. With another young Innu, Claude McKenzie, he forms the Kashtin duo. From 1989 to 1995, the band recorded Kashtin, Innu and Akua Tuta, three albums that allowed them to win four Félix. During 2018, he released an album composed of 11 songs in country-folk and tex-mex colors: Mitsha Meshkenu. "The high road" in Innu, was warmly welcomed by the critics, and will be followed by a tour that will take him in France, in Switzerland and in Belgium. The last few years have been punctuated by numerous awards and distinctions. Winner of the SODEC-Bourse Rideau European Jury Prize in February 2018, he was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal of the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec in June. A new album is to appear in the winter of 2020.