Welcome to French 101
Do you ever dream about a place that you've never been to? I do, and for me, France is one of those places for me. I've never been to France, but through all the films' pictures and of course music, I feel like I can almost walk the streets with my eyes closed. So, with that, on this week's (5/14) World Music Show, we’re all going to take a trip there together, well, musically at least. So, for just about two hours, we’ll be transported.
Some highlights include:
Carla Bruni, who not only is the first lady of France, but in her former life she was a supermodel and an accomplished singer and musician. And you’ll hear a nice chunk of music from the band Lo Jo who once used to perform shows featuring acrobats and mimes.
Another highlight is a track by film composer Mario Grigorov, whose most recent film was “Precious.” His CD is called “Paris to Cuba.”
Plus, some other call outs are from the sister duo Les Nubiannes and Paris Combo, as well as from Portland, Oregon’s Pink Martini. You’ll even hear a French version of a song by The Police as well as one by David Byrne and Rufus Wainwright.
All in all, this week’s World Music Show is going to be better than Bastille Day, well maybe. You be the judge--leave me a note with your thoughts.
And, if you like, you can join a live conversation each Saturday night starting at 10:00 PM during the show. Just look me up on Twitter @wcveworldmusic.