Friday, September 16, 2016

La musique francophone - Septembre 2016

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Welcome to the first in a series of posts where I'll share some popular French music with you.  Read below to learn a little bit about the artists and the songs.

1.  ZAZ - "Si jamais j'oublie" (If I Ever Forget)
ZAZ is a popular French singer with an acoustic style.  This song is about her recent tour in France.

2.  ZAZ - "Belle"
This song is a from a movie called "Belle et Sébastien."  Belle is the dog's name, which means beautiful.

3.  Olivier Dion - "De mes propres ailes" (With My Own Wings)
Olivier Dion is a popular French-Canadian pop singer.  This song is from a new play based on the 3 Musketeers.

4.  Amir - "J'ai cherché" (I Searched)
Amir is a French-Israeli pop singer who became a finalist on the French version of "The Voice."

5.  Black M - "La nuit porte conseil" (The Night Brings Guidance)
Black M is a popular French rapper.  This song is about having clearer thoughts at night.

6.  Stromae - "Papaoutai" (Where Are You Dad)
Stromae is an extremely popular Belgian singer, with a pop and techno style.  This song is about a boy who hasn't seen his father in a long time.

7.  Valérie Carpentier - "Le bout du monde" (The Edges of the Earth)
Valérie Carpentier is a French-Canadian singer who achieved success on the Québécois version of "The Voice."

8.  Sara'h - "Hello (Version française)"
Sara'h is a YouTuber who sings French translations of popular songs, such as this one from Adele

9.  Alizée - "Tendre rêve" (A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes)
Alizée is a French pop singer whose career spans almost two decades.  In this video, she sings a popular Disney song.

10.  Boulevard des airs - "Ce gamin-là" (That Boy)
Boulevard des airs is a French group whose style can only be described as eclectic.  This song is about someone looking back at his childhood from an adult's perspective.

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