Fanfafonie formed in 1980 as a group of wandering street musicians. There
were 8 members of various ages and backgrounds at the time; some were professional
musicians while others were self-taught. While performing primarily in Québec, they
also went on two short tours in Europe (in 1982 and 1983), and performed with
Cirque du Soleil in 1984. Two 7" vinyl 45 singles were recorded for Cirque du
Soleil, which just so happen to be the only recordings of the band.
"Percufonie", was written by Jacques Grenier (percussions, bass drummer) and
can be found on the A-Side of the FAN-001 "Percufonie / Camaro" release. "Camaro",
was written by René Dupéré (composer, tuba, keyboards) and can be found on the
B-Side of the FAN-001 "Percufonie / Camaro" release.
Recording took place in April 1984 at STUDIO PSM 16 à Québec and was featured
during Cirque du Soleil's first tour surrounding the celebrations of Quebec’s
450th anniversary in 1984.