music for children
There are those who are passionate about insects, the stars, mechanics, cooking, badminton or synchronized swimming. What Henri Godon loves most in the world is rhyming, playing the guitar and writing songs for children. And as he puts it so well in his song: it takes all kinds of people to make a world!
Inspired by his dream of composing grown-up songs for children, it was in 2009 that Henri Godon released his first real album, “Chansons pour toutes sortes d’enfants“. Later in 2015, her second album “La vie rêvée!” was released and once again sparked a real party for the whole family. In 2020, the party continues and Henri Godon does it again with 11 new songs on a third disc entitled “Tous musiciens!”. He is back on the road in a brand new staging, accompanied byhis crew the Bedon Band. So on your marks … get set … PARTY
There are those who are passionate about insects, the stars, mechanics, cooking, badminton or synchronized swimming. What Henri Godon loves the most in the world is rhyming, playing the guitar and writing songs for children. And as he puts it so well in his song: it takes all kinds of people to make a world!
Henri Godon has been visiting many schools and young audiences for more than 25 years, composing, inventing and singing songs from the creative minds of children. Between two arias, he tells love stories that make you laugh and stories of horror that don’t really scare you. Sometimes he makes the students dance on the desks, but the teachers don’t like it very much. His lack of discipline at school allowed him to win the Grand Prix National Essor in 2017. Awarded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, it rewards an exceptional educational approach through the arts and culture .
Inspired by his dream of composing grown-up songs for children, it was in 2010 that Henri Godon released his first real record: “Musique pour toutes sortes d’enfants“. According to reviews, it has lyrics for children with music for parents (who listen to it secretly too). This is for the best, because Henri Godon considers that children deserve musical quality and songs that are addressed to them. He finds that children switch too quickly from nursery rhyme to commercial radio song. He took up the challenge! This first album received Canadian Folk Music Awards for Youth music and the Académie Charles Cros de France awarded it a Coup de cœur for the quality of its work.
A few years later, he embarked on the writing of his second album, “La vie rêve“, which was released in 2015. Nominated at ADISQ and JUNO, he also received, once again, the Coup de Cœur de The Charles Cros Academy in France. Thanks to his music and surrounded by his mythical Bedon Band, Henri Godon will have the chance to make a beautiful tour of the concert halls of Quebec and France. With his real children’s party, he meets thousands of spectators aged between 4 to 104 years old. In 2017, to reward his work, which is not really a job, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec named him “Creator of the Year” in Mauricie. In 2020, the party continues and Henri Godon does it again with 11 new songs on a third disc entitled “Tous musiciens!”. He is back on the road with a brand new staging, accompanied his Bedon Band. So on your marks … get set … PARTY!
* The universe of Henri Godon is illustrated by the magician of the colored pencil, Fabio Pellegrino
2020 – Nomination, Gala ADISQ
2016 – Coup de cœur jeune public de l’Académie Charles-Cros
2015 – Nomination au Canadian Folk Music Awards
2015 – Nomination, Gala de l’ADISQ
2014 – Coup de cœur jeune public de l’Académie Charles-Cros
2013 – Nomination, prix Junos
2012 – Nomination, Gala de l’ADISQ
2012 – Meilleur album jeunesse, Canadian Folk Music Awards
2012 – Nomination, Gala de l’ADISQ
Festival d’été de Québec, Rencontres du ROSEQ, Palais Montcalm de Québec, Festival Trad de Shawinigan, Festivoix de Trois-Rivières, Montréal en lumière, Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée, Cabaret La Basoche de Gatineau, Théâtre Hector-Charland de l’Assomption, L’Anglicane de Lévis, Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac, Fête de la famille de Laval, Salle André-Prévost de St-Jérôme, Festival Au Bonheur des Mômes de Le Grand-Bornand
To Contact Henri
Management & Show Production - Canada
COOP Les Faux-Monnayeurs
(514) 312-7142 poste 201
Communication & promotion
Coop Les Faux-Monnayeurs
Booking - France
05 24 72 11 61 – 06 59 48 88 83
Label - France
01 49 29 55 55