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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.

Alsace 20 - Rencontre avec les membres d'IAM View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Meet the members of IAM, a very popular French rap group originating from Marseille. They discuss their successful career and their latest album, "Arts Martiens" (Martian Arts).

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…

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…

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.

Geneviève Morissette - À propos de la musique

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Canada

Meet Geneviève Morissette, a singer-songwriter from Montreal whose smart lyrics and beautiful compositions make her stand out on stage.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

Le Journal - Laurent Voulzy View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

As Laurent Voulzy is walking down the beach, he chances upon a fan, and sings a little duet with her. At his concert that night, she’ll be in the front row. Can that “change the face of the world”?

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.

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.

Lionel - En studio d'enregistrement - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Lionel interviews Norbert, the proud owner of the state-of-the-art recording studio Crazy Sound. What started as a sideline business has now become a full-time occupation and passion. The studio welcomes both semi-professional and well-known artists.

Lionel - En studio d'enregistrement - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Norbert explains the intricacies of a recording studio and the latest technology and trends in the music industry. He also tells us who the first artist to use auto-tune was.

Manu le Malin - Album Biomechanik III - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Celebrated French hardcore musician Manu le Malin sits down for an interview about his influences and his music. He talks in particular about the last part of his “Biomechanik” series, Biomechanik III: The Final Chapter, which was filmed at the H.R. Giger Museum in Gruyères, Switzerland.

Manu le Malin - Album Biomechanik III - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

What’s the ideal first hardcore music experience? Where is the best place to hear hardcore? Is it true that ladies don’t dig hardcore as much as guys do? Hear what famed French musician and DJ Manu le Malin has to say in the final part of his interview.

Mario Canonge - Ses propos - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Martinique

Mario Canonge is one of the most exciting pianists tickling today’s plastic ivories, and Yabla was lucky enough to have caught him in person.

Mario Canonge - Ses propos - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Martinique

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Mario has been influenced by Martinique, and he discusses what it means to represent and build upon French Caribbean rhythms on the world stage.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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