Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Mika released last Friday his second third album, called The Origin of Love, and the CD is filled with songs in French! The fact that Mika is singing a lot in French is not surprising, since he is a big hit in Paris and he speaks fluent French (he’s lebanese, after all). The double CD has four songs in French and my favorite, so far, is Karen. Last year, his single Elle me dit was in all the posters in the subway in Paris, but the song did not get me very excited, even after I watched the music video and it was starred…

Yey! I’ve just discovered a new French singer (I love when that happens). Her name is Joko and I stumbled upon her Youtube Channel completely by accident and I found there two very cute songs (that are copied below). The songs in her latest EP did not convince me that much, but I’m certainly keeping an eye on Joko. One last thing: if you happen to be in Paris in September, she will be performing at the cool Café de la Danse. If you LOVED her, check out her official music video here.

Do you want an online radio that plays a nonstop selection of the best of French music? Well, I found this great website that does provides exactly this service.I’ve tested it several days before posting this tip and I found the radio very interesting, though I think they could include some more contemporary artists in their broadcast. But, well, nothing is perfect. Anyway, it’s a great radio that will certainly make you feel under Paris skies.Paris Chanson is also on Facebook.

I’m not sure if I ever mentioned this before here in the blog, but I’m a bit of a psycho when it comes to songs. Sometimes, I get addicted to only one song and I can’t stop listening to it until I get (almost) physically sick. That happened when I first listened to Berry’s latest album Les Passagers. The song that first caught my attention was Ce Matin. I got really addicted to it for about 2 weeks, listening the song every single day, at least 10 times a day. Now, for some reason, I thought about Ce Matin again…

I’ve just discovered, listening to FIP (that great French radio station I already spoke about here), a new singer called Maïa Vidal. The 24 years old young woman is American, but she recorded her first album – called God is my Bike – in Barcelona. She spends a lot of time in Europe and apparently is an admirer of the French chanson. The record brings two tracks in French, but my favorite song is in English and has a beautiful music video. My favorite in French is called Le tango de la femme abandonnée. And after searching for more of her videos on…

I already spoke, here in the blog, about my love for Chico Buarque. For those who don’t know him, he’s a great Brazilian singer/songwriter that loves Paris and French music. And that’s precisely the reason why I got so excited when I found out that, for a while, France also loved Chico Buarque. After doing some research over the years, I collected a bunch of songs that were written by Chico and translated to French for some great artists. Here are some of this beautiful French versions of some great Chico Buarque’s songs. O que será (the first one was…