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Zoom sur l'opéra - "Je t'aime, un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément"

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A theatrical spectacle called "Je t'aime, un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément" revisited the Oedipus myth, incorporating works on the same theme from twentieth-century French playwrights. The event took place in the Château du Grand-Pressigny, and the public was encouraged to wander around the castle as part of the show.

Zaz - Eblouie par la nuit View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The thirty-four-year-old singer Zaz made her debut in 2010 (after singing on the streets of Paris for a while, like her famous predecessor, Edith Piaf). Her single "Eblouie par la nuit" (Blinded by the Night) was hugely successful and is sure to dazzle you too.

Zaz - On ira View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Isabelle Geffroy, aka Zaz, sings “On ira” (We'll Go) from her 2013 album Recto Verso. She takes us on a beautiful journey where, as she says, "encounters make the most beautiful voyages." Let her powerful voice transport you into an ideal world where "children are the guardians of the soul."

Zaz - Je Veux View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

In her hit song "Je Veux" (I Want), Zaz lists the things she wants most in life. Instead of diamonds from Chanel or a suite at the Ritz, the singer opts for more intangible goals such as love, joy, and a good mood.

Zaz - Le long de la route View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In "Le long de la route" (Along the Road), Zaz invites us to join hands and take charge of our futures without looking back. Both inspiring and catchy, the song is a great example of Zaz's vocal prowess and poetic writing style.

Zaz - Si View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In "Si" (If), Zaz sings about building a better world "bit by bit, crumb by crumb, drop by drop, and heart by heart," where she would "invent an Eden" for the downtrodden. Enjoy this hope-filled, inspirational song.

Zaz - Comme ci comme ça View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Zaz sings a very catchy tune, "Comme ci comme ça," from her album Recto Verso. "Comme ci comme ça" usually means "so-so," but in her song, Zaz chooses to give it a more literal meaning, "like this, like that." She wants others to accept her as she is. And to press her point, she never actually appears as herself in the video!

Zaz - Belle View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Zaz sings "Belle," a dreamy love song from the film Belle et Sébastien. Enjoy its haunting melody and simple message of pure, patient love.

Zaz - Demain c’est toi View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Zaz sings "Demain c'est toi" (Tomorrow It's You) from her new album "Effet miroir" (Mirror Effect). She gives us a hint of things to come in her personal life. Who might she bring into the world?

Yseult - La Vague View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Yseult makes her debut after being discovered on the talent quest "Nouvelles Stars" (New Stars). Later that year, she released her first single, "La Vague" (The Wave). A song about hope and overcoming trials and disappointment, it's an invitation to ride a new wave of hope and optimism.

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.

Yacine Boularès - La Famille des Saxophones View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Yacine Boularès, from the band Afro Groove Collective, talks about the different kinds of saxophones and gives a demonstration of each one. If you'd like to expand your saxophone knowledge even further, check out these Yabla videos from jazz musician Alex Terrier!

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.

Yabla à Nancy - Le masculin et le féminin View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

English speakers may find this strange, but most European languages (including French) assign a gender to every noun. So how are you supposed to know that the word for “apple” (la pomme) is feminine, but the word for “grape” (le raisin) is masculine? Practice, practice, practice!

Yabla à Nancy - Université Nancy 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The French equivalent of ESL (English as a Second Language) is known as FLE (Français langue étrangère, or "French as a Foreign Language"). FLE is what you're learning right now, and it's what one of the women in this video is learning to teach.

Yaaz - La place des anges

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

This electro-pop song named “La place des anges” belongs to the Belgian group Yaaz’s album Azerty. The word “Azerty” refers to the Qwerty keyboard’s cousin, which is more adapted to French typing.

World Travel Market à Londres - Cristina nous parle du Sénégal

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Senegal

Cristina talks about Senegal, where she comes from. This French-speaking country has close ties with France and is well worth a visit. It has a mild climate and a beautiful coast. And you might like to try the local cuisine, such as chicken yassa.

Willy William - Ego

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Willy William sings "Ego," in which he addresses his ego directly so that it will no longer rule his life... at least for a while.

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].

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 - 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.

Watt’s In - Maître Gims : J'me Tire Interview Exclu View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

The twenty-seven-year-old rapper Maître Gims talks about a change of direction in his career path. He decided to leave his rap group Sexion d'Assaut to sing solo for a while. He assures us that it's an amicable agreement and that he is looking forward to spreading his wings.

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 - 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).

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