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Grand Corps Malade - Dimanche soir View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

On his sixth album, "Plan B," slam poet Grand Corps Malade tells his story through his songs. This one, "Dimanche Soir" (Sunday Night), is dedicated to his wife of twelve years.

Lartiste - Chocolat feat. Awa Imani

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Moroccan rapper Lartiste is enjoying a huge success with his hit song "Chocolat." Recorded as a duo with the singer Awa Imani, the song is being played non-stop in the French-speaking world thanks in part to its catchy refrain, cho cho cho chocolat.

Maître Gims - Sapés comme jamais ft. Niska View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Maître Gims teams up with Niska for "Sapés comme jamais." Dressed as a sapeur, a sort of Congolese fashionista, Maître Gims embraces his Congolese identity with panache and impeccable style.

Stromae - Je cours View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Belgium

Belgian singer Stromae sings "Je cours" (I Run) from his first studio album, Cheese. The song's cryptic lyrics seem to be a reflection on his music career.

Grand Corps Malade - Pocahontas View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In "Pocahontas," slam poet Grand Corps Malade offers some insights on raising kids and watching them grow up. He even recreates some old family photos!

Black M - Sur ma route

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Rapper Black M sings "Sur ma route" ("On My Way" or "On My Road"). As a former member of the band Sexion D'Assaut, Black M sang with Maître Gims, but he has since released singles of his own. Enjoy this on-the-road adventure song!

Grand Corps Malade - Comme une évidence View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Slam poet Grand Corps Malade sings "Comme une évidence" ("Like an Obvious Fact" or "Like it's Meant to Be"), in which he tries to write a love song for his beloved who wreaks sweet havoc on his life. He is anxious to find the right words for her. As in his previous song, "Les Voyages en Train" ("Train Rides"), which he alludes to, he includes multiple double entendres and clever turns of phrase that you will enjoy.

Grand Corps Malade - Education nationale View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In "Éducation Nationale," the slam poet Grand Corps Malade gives us his opinion on the shortcomings of the French national education system through the eyes of Moussa, a fifth grader in Épinay. It's a touching song and a call for change in the name of equal opportunity.

Oldelaf - interprète "Vendredi" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Enjoy Oldelaf's quirky humor, as displayed in his introduction to his two backup musicians who come from wildly different backgrounds, to say the least. Then listen to his satirical song "Vendredi" (Friday), where he describes a typical weekend for the average bored (and boring?) French guy.

Grand Corps Malade - Inch'Allah, en duo avec Reda Taliani View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In "Inch'Allah" (Arabic for "God willing"), French slam poet Grand Corps Malade and Algerian singer Reda Taliani team up to promote a message of love and acceptance of people of all cultures and colors. In the video, two people are lucky enough to have the song performed at their wedding!

Duel - Hey, tu ne me manqueras plus View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

Parisian duo Julien Boulfray and Brieuc Carnaille sing a colorful song, "Hey, tu ne me manqueras plus" ("Hey, I won't miss you anymore") from their album "Vertiges." Enjoy their quirky retro pop/rock/electro style of music.

Hugo Bonneville - Gagner sa vie View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada

Hugo Bonneville talks about the relationship between music and money, the success of his first album, and offers us all the sound advice to take a good long look at ourselves.

Hugo Bonneville - Être musicien View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada

Meet troubadour Hugo Bonneville, a socially aware singer-songwriter whose love of words makes his lyrics pure poetry. Hugo shares with us what being a musician means to him.

Peach FTL - L'Empreinte

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Montpellier-based heavy metal group Peach FTL has been going strong since 1997. “L’Empreinte” comes from their first album, Addiction, released in 2005. They followed up Addiction with Supernova in 2007.

Annie Chartrand - Sa musique View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada

From dreams to reality, putting forth “a little bit of energy each day,” Annie Chartrand, a vocalist who debuted singing behind her bathroom door, burst onto the music scene in 2006. Here is an interview with the singer of Ma blonde est une chanteuse [My Girlfriend Is a Singer]—a group that's actually part of a love story…

Dahlia - Contre-courant

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Dahlia formed in 1999 in the province of Brittany in northwest France as a collaboration between guitarist Guillaume Fresneau and cellist Armel Talarmain.

Babylon Circus - J'aurais bien voulu

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Babylon Circus, a ska band from Lyon, sings in this song about romantic regrets, missed cues, and lost opportunities. “J’aurais bien voulu” could well be translated as “Woulda, shoulda, coulda.”

Grand Corps Malade - Plan B View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Fabien Marsaud was once an accomplished athlete who after a serious accident had to change his life path. Sometimes we're forced to give up on our dreams, as his song "Plan B" cheekily illustrates.

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