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SongJa Flûtes - Spécialiste de la flûte traversière

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Sophie-SongJa Lévy takes us into her music workshop, SongJa Flûtes. She is a transverse flute (concert flute) specialist who will show you the different parts of the instrument and teach you a few technical terms.

Watt’s In - Baden Baden : J'ai Plongé dans le Bruit Interview Exclu View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The French pop group Baden Baden talk about their second studio album, "Mille Éclairs" (A Thousand Lightning Bolts), on this episode of "Watt's In." The band members discuss their creative process and the differences between playing onstage and in the recording studio. You'll also hear a few excerpts from their song "À tes côtés" (At Your Side).

Télé Lyon Métropole - L'opéra Carmen dans un... boulodrome! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Why not bring the orchestra to the people instead of the people going to the orchestra? That's exactly what the Lyon Villeurbanne Symphony Orchestra did. They brought the opera "Carmen" to the bowling alley in the town of Mornant so that people would not have to travel hundreds of miles to enjoy the show.

Oldelaf - interprète "Bérénice" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Oldelaf's "Bérénice" is a beautiful love song with a somewhat tragic (but very comical!) ending. You'll both laugh at and be moved by Oldelaf's poetic language and soulful crooning.

Watt’s In - Indila : Dernière Danse Interview Exlu View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Indila, a French singer whose first single "Dernière Danse" (Last Dance) topped the chart in 2013, talks about her debut as a singer. She felt more comfortable as a writer and composer of melodies and only recently started singing onstage.

Stromae - Papaoutai View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Belgium

In his brilliant song "Papaoutai" (Dad, Where Are You?), Stromae depicts the endless game of hide and seek that some children play with their fathers. Stromae (né Paul Van Haver), who was raised by his mother, lost his own father in 1994 to the Rwandan Genocide.

TLT Toulouse - Musique : Le dub à l’honneur View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Musée des Abattoirs (Slaughterhouse Museum) in Toulouse devoted an entire exhibition to dub music, a subgenre of reggae. The exhibition featured a selection of Jamaican-style sound systems and culminated in a big dub concert.

TV Tours - Ouverture du 3ème festival de Chambord View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The pianist Alexandre Tharaud plays Beethoven and Chopin in the beautiful surroundings of the Chambord castle. It's an outdoor concert, but the acoustics are so powerful that the performers can hear a pin drop from the audience!

Grand Lille TV - Un piano dans le métro! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Lille Piano Festival is taking place in a subway station, where pianists bring music to the train commuters for their enjoyment and perhaps a gentle introduction to jazz and classical music.

Yacine Boularès - La Tunisie View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The musician Yacine Boularès talks to us about his large family, which spans two continents, and explains the origins of French influence in Tunisia.

Yacine Boularès - La musique tunisienne View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Yacine Boularès, a young French musician of Tunisian origin, demonstrates some of the differences between Western and Arabic music on his saxophone. If you like what you hear, check out Yacine's jazz band, Afro Groove Collective.

JT - La musicothérapie pour les aînés View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this nursing home in France's Pays de la Loire, musical therapy is used to stimulate the minds of residents suffering from Alzheimer's and other mental disorders. The directors of the program and the home explain the benefits of this still underdeveloped technique.

Alex Terrier - Le musicien et son jazz View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Saxophonist Alex Terrier talks about how he came to be a jazz musician and shares some photos. Come take a glimpse inside the life of this gifted artist.

Melissa Mars - Mozart, L'opéra rock - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

How many singers do you know who could pull off a dress made of origami? Melissa sparkles in renowned director Olivier Dahan’s rock opera full of glitter, color, costumes, and music that shines just as brightly.

Melissa Mars - Ses propos View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Melissa Mars talks about her third album, À la recherche de l’amour perdu, and the making of the video for her hit single “Love Machine.”

Télé Lyon Métropole - Instinct Lyrical View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The members of the Lyon-based group Instinct Lyrical are into “intergenerational” rap—rap they hope will have a message for their neighbors of all ages.

Télé Lyon Métropole - Buridane View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The original lyricism, the striking rhythms, and the fragile melodies of up-and-coming singer-songwriter Buridane have made her career take off. She’s now launching a tour all over France and has been asked to perform at several big music festivals.

Le Journal - Gainsbourg View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The French singer Serge Gainsbourg is still remembered long after his death by fans, English rockers, and songwriter (and first lady of France) Carla Bruni.

Le Journal - Mozart à l'Opéra de Vichy View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Mozart fans, take note: Go in through the back door of the Vichy Opera House to see Jérôme Deschamps and his talented crew’s reimaginings of the famous composer’s works. Don’t worry—all the tunes are still pure Wolfgang.

Les Nubians - Le multiculturalisme View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

We’re all a part of this big, happy family that is humanity. Now if only we could get our “universal citizen” passports…

Les Nubians - Les langues View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

What can multilingualism bring you? It sheds light, penetrates cultures, and gives off an emotional echo. In this clip, Les Nubians remind us of all the reasons we should be glad we’re using Yabla French!

Les Nubians - Les origines et les influences View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Hélène and Célia tell us about their musical influences, origins, and inspiration. When they encountered prejudice about Africa and Africans upon coming back to France, Les Nubians used music to paint a truer picture of African culture.

Les Nubians - Présentation View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Meet Les Nubians, two singer-songwriter sisters who grew up in both Paris and Chad and whose music has been nominated for several awards, including a Grammy (and not just in the World Music category, thank you very much). We know we’re big fans!

Bertrand Pierre - Victor Hugo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Bertrand Pierre was inspired by Victor Hugo, and Victor Hugo was inspired by his very active love life. As it turns out, Hugo’s little love poems make for great song lyrics.

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