Feb 1 2022

David Byrne Presents: Fantastic French for February

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Pas pareil Lo'jo
Son Mystère 17 Hippies
Formidable Stromae
Saragina Rumba 17 Hippies
Tais ta tête Amylie
Transe de papier Lo'jo
Dilemme Lous and The Yakuza
Mauvais reves Angèle
L'enfer Stromae
Bal la poussiere Lo'jo
Ça fait beau (I) Amylie
Fontaine de lait Camille
Ca Va Pas La Tête? Teme Tan
La Marseillaise en créole Lo'jo
Je ne mâche pas mes mots Camille
Demain demain JP nataf
La bete Amylie
Viens me le dire JP nataf
Dans Tes Yeux Chilly Gonzales
L'inconnu du placard Noze
Tatou Kite Teme Tan
Sombre Amylie
Elle a Mirabelle Gilis & Miossec
Bruxelles je t’aime Angèle
Safari Disco Club Yelle
Un rayon de soleil Arthur H
Volcan Amylie
Allez allez allez Camille
12h12 Eglantine Gouzy
L'étourderie Camille
Les filles Amylie
Les étoiles et les cochons Brigitte Fontaine & Areski
Tout dit Camille
Boa Eglantine Gouzy
Bouche cousue Amylie
Vous et nous Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem
Eve Cesaria Stromae
Langue Camille
La mélodie Amylie

I could have gone in many directions with this playlist... For example, there is a whole slew of Francophone electronic artists. There are amazing African artists who sing in French or Creole. I decided on songs from the North - although the African Hip Hop and electronic influences are inescapable. This playlist selection goes back a little over 10 years, and in these songs they all sing in French.

Amylie is French Canadian, and like April L and Alanis M - she was a product of music theater and showbiz who similarly broke away. Camille is amazingly innovative - if you ever have a chance to catch her live - go! Teme Tan was born in Congo, grew up in Brussels - one can hear influences from Rhumba to Tropicalia in his music. Chilly Gonzalez is Canadian and has collaborated with Fiest and Drake. Guesch Patti started as a contemporary dancer - working with Roland Petit and Pina Bausch. The group Yelle even developed a translator app that allows listeners to listen in different languages.

So, it’s obvious they’re all very different, an eclectic creative bunch, and these are just the recent ones I know about!

-DB

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(Photo of Stromae in BK)

Feb 1 2022

David Byrne Presents: Fantastic French for February

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Pas pareil Lo'jo
Son Mystère 17 Hippies
Formidable Stromae
Saragina Rumba 17 Hippies
Tais ta tête Amylie
Transe de papier Lo'jo
Dilemme Lous and The Yakuza
Mauvais reves Angèle
L'enfer Stromae
Bal la poussiere Lo'jo
Ça fait beau (I) Amylie
Fontaine de lait Camille
Ca Va Pas La Tête? Teme Tan
La Marseillaise en créole Lo'jo
Je ne mâche pas mes mots Camille
Demain demain JP nataf
La bete Amylie
Viens me le dire JP nataf
Dans Tes Yeux Chilly Gonzales
L'inconnu du placard Noze
Tatou Kite Teme Tan
Sombre Amylie
Elle a Mirabelle Gilis & Miossec
Bruxelles je t’aime Angèle
Safari Disco Club Yelle
Un rayon de soleil Arthur H
Volcan Amylie
Allez allez allez Camille
12h12 Eglantine Gouzy
L'étourderie Camille
Les filles Amylie
Les étoiles et les cochons Brigitte Fontaine & Areski
Tout dit Camille
Boa Eglantine Gouzy
Bouche cousue Amylie
Vous et nous Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem
Eve Cesaria Stromae
Langue Camille
La mélodie Amylie

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