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Lionel - En studio d'enregistrement - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lionel introduces us to Norbert, a former mailman who always had an interest in music and, after retiring, finally got to pursue his passion by setting up his own recording studio.

Watt’s In - Zaz : On Ira Interview Exclu View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In her interview with "Watt's In," Zaz talks about her debut in the music industry and her very first concert in Germany. She expresses her genuine surprise concerning the recent success of her hit songs "Je veux" (I Want) and "On ira" (We'll Go) and is learning to deal with the demands and expectations of her fans.

Le Mans TV - Youssef Ben Amar, un rappeur engagé en politique View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Youssef Ben Amar is a rapper and political activist who is running for office in the fourth legislative district of the Sarthe department. He shares his views and urges people to take an interest in politics, which he believes is something that all people do every day.

Micro-Trottoirs - Sacrée France Gall View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Following the recent passing of French singer France Gall, people share their reactions and thoughts about her songs and her life. She belonged to an older generation, but young people also enjoyed her songs.

Watt’s In - Grand Corps Malade : "3ème Temps" interview exclu View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In an interview with "Watt's In," Fabien Marsaud, aka Grand Corps Malade, reflects on his success and his creative process. A self-proclaimed artiste engagé (artist activist), this talented slam poet shares some great insights on songwriting and collaborating with other musicians.

Watt’s In - Louane : Avenir Interview Exclu View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Louane talks about her meteoric rise to fame and success. Spotted by Éric Lartigau during her auditions for The Voice, she was selected for his movie La Famille Bélier, which earned her a César Award in 2015 at the tender age of eighteen. Despite her instant success, she still has her feet firmly planted on the ground.

Ça Zap! - Johnny Hallyday est mort à 74 ans

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

France is mourning the death of Johnny Hallyday, the biggest French rock 'n' roll star of all time. With a career spanning fifty-seven years, over one hundred million albums sold, and dozens of hit songs, the "Elvis Presley of France" leaves a huge legacy to his fans who will still be able to enjoy his music.

Watt’s In - Yseult : La Vague Interview Exclu View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In this interview for "Watt's In," electro-pop star Yseult explains the conception of her first album, which she co-wrote with Da Silva in 2014. After coming close to winning the "Nouvelle Star" (New Star) talent quest, Yseult is ready to dazzle her fans once again. You'll learn some interesting musical buzzwords in this video.

Watt’s In - Kendji Girac : Color Gitano Interview Exclu View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

On "Watt's In," Kendji tells us how he became the star of the TV show "The Voice" in France. You will discover how he molded his talent by mixing his family's Gypsy origins with his love for new music. You'll also notice Kendji's southern French accent!

Grand Lille TV - Louane, meilleur espoir féminin View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

This news clip features the multi-talented Louane Emera, who recently won her first César Award for her role as Paula in the movie "La Famille Bélier" (The Bélier Family). She is also a young singing talent who was a semi finalist in the talent show "The Voice."

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.

Télévision Bretagne Ouest - Les 20ans du festival Astropolis: Interview de Manu Le Malin View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Hardcore techno musician Manu le Malin [Wild Manu] is one of the oldest regulars at the Astropolis Festival in Brittany, which just celebrated its twenty-year anniversary. Its attendance has swelled from two thousand to ten thousand participants, but the rave-like spirit of the festival remains the same, and it keeps drawing big crowds every year.

Watt’s In - Stromae : Papaoutai Interview Exclu View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Belgium

Singer-songwriter Stromae walks us through his personal creative process and the many choices he has to make to create his beautiful songs, such as the one you will hear in the background called "Papaoutai" (Dad, Where Are You?). Knowing what goes into the complex process of making music only deepens our appreciation of his work.

Watt’s In - Corneille: Les Sommets de nos Vies Interview Exclu View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada, France

Corneille reflects on his fifteen-year career as a hip hop variety singer. Born in Germany but raised in Rwanda and now residing in Canada, Corneille absorbed various musical influences, which resulted in an eclectic and interesting mix of genres that he will explain in this video. You will also hear short music clips, one of which is from his latest album "Entre nord et sud" [Between North and South].

Alsace 20 - Femmes d'exception: Christine Ott View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Discover a unique instrument called the ondes Martenot, a precursor to the synthesizer named after its inventor, Maurice Martenot. This electronic piano-like instrument, once a musical sensation in the 1930's, quickly fell into disuse, but is experiencing a revival thanks to Christine Ott, a talented pianist who adopted this unusual instrument and has worked alongside such musical greats as Radiohead and Yann Tiersen.

LCM - IAM fait son retour en force! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

The Marseille-based rap group IAM is back after a six-year hiatus with their new album, Arts Martiens (Martian Arts), which is already topping the charts in France. Check out a preview of their song "Notre Dame veille" (Our Lady Watches) in this video.

LCM - Concert: La Folia à l'abbaye Saint-Victor View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

The teenage violist Valentin Tournet plays an excerpt from Marin Marais' "Folies d'Espagne" (Follies of Spain) in this interview. He talks about the folia, an early music theme from Spain, as well as the passion for music he developed at a very young age.

Normandie TV - Indochine au Zénith de Caen View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Nicola Sirkis, head of Indochine, the new wave French rock band that’s been popular since the 1980s, has a few things to say about some of his fellow artists. (Could he mean megastar Johnny Hallyday?) Nicola’s strong voice (in many senses) is clearly one of the reasons Indochine has so much staying power.

Melissa Mars - On "Army of Love" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Melissa tells us how the music video for “Army of Love” came to be. She produced and directed it herself, with the help of animator Thomas Guerigen. It was a labor of love—one that paid off!

Pascale - Propos sur la musique - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada

We hear a bit more from the lovely Pascale: on her beginnings in the musical world (she started early), her new album, and her music’s special combination of rhythm and soul.

Pascale - Propos sur la musique - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada

French-Canadian singer-songwriter Pascale—who prefers to introduce herself in verse rather than give the usual “hello my name is”—tells us of the importance of maintaining optimism and lightness in the face of hardship.

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.

Annie Chartrand - Grandir bilingue View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada

The lovely singer tells us in franglais about franglais. She discusses her experiences growing up bilingual in Quebec, her international travels, and why it’s not always a good idea to tell someone if you’ve ripped your pants…

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