1977 . . . marked ten years of solo tours around the world. After performing in Belgium, in France and in Germany, Nana flew to the United States where she began to ensure a more constant presence. In Canada, her 47 concerts confirmed her popularity as much on the English-speaking side as on the French one. At Place des Arts in Montreal, she performed her new singing recital for her return at the Olympia Theatre in Paris.

Let us focus on the month of September when Nana was back on tour in Quebec and in Ontario. To reset the context of the time, we just have to mention two items that held then the news; Elvis Presley's death and the adoption of Bill 101. In fact, the population was still shocked by the sudden death of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. This is a topic that kept coming up in conversations and widely supplied the press. In order to pay tribute to him and to immortalize his myth, a lot of doubles and imitators appeared. Closer to us, the Parti Québécois of René Lévesque adopted the Charter of the French Language (Bill 101), which recognizes French as the official language of Quebec. This requires a period of adaptation for traders, public agencies and especially for the non-Francophone population.

September
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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Montreal
Montreal
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Toronto, ON
Toronto, ON
Hamilton, ON
Hamilton, ON
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Montreal
Montreal
Montreal
Montreal
Montreal
Montreal
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Concert given at Place des Arts in September 1977 :

First part:

01- Introduction & Choros zeimbekidon
02- Il est passé
03- Turn on the sun
04- Pardonne-moi
05- To tragoudi tis simeas
06- Voici le mois de may
07- Comme un soleil
08- Maria meta kitrina
09- Yesterday's dreams
10- Quand tu chantes
11- Toi qui t'en vas
12- Kathe trello pedi

Second part:

01- Roses blanches de Corfou
02- Your Love, my Love
03- Koris filin
04- Le ciel est noir
05- Instrumental (The Olympians)
06- Le curé de Terrebonne
07- Tous les arbres sont en fleurs
08- Milisse mou
09- Le temps qu'il nous reste
10- Cucurrucucu paloma
11- The three bells
12- Enas mythos

 

During this tour, Nana performed in Toronto, Hamilton and in Montreal. At Place des Arts, she gave a record number of 12 concerts. In order to underline her success across the country, she was presented with five Gold records for albums having exceeded 50,000 copies: "Le disque d'or", "Comme un soleil" (second time Golden), "British Concert", "Une voix qui vient du coeur" and "Christmas with".

The first five albums certified golden in Canada.