A French Perspective in New York...
Join me as I search New York for everything that reminds me of Paris but of course is still New York. Follow me as I figure out what it means to be Paris in New York.
SummerStage joins the global Francophone community in celebrating chanson française (French song) with a line up representing the diversity of French contemporary music. Presented in association with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Yannick Noah is one of France's most beloved celebrities, because of his many upbeat pop hits, including "Saga Africa" (1991) and "Donne-moi une vie" (2006), but also because of his tennis exploits.
Coralie Clément uses her velvety voice to bring together familiar sounds of chanson and bossa nova music with the rythm and flair of French pop. Her first album, "Salles des Pas Perdus" was released in 2002, and she wrote a song for the movie Something's Gotta Give starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson
Mayra Andrade's ascension has been swift: at the tender age of 16, the Cape Verdean singer won the Gold Medal in a singing contest at the 2001 Francophone Games. Her deep and warm voice switches with remarkable ease from Morna to Funana and Coladeira to Batuque, all with a unique jazzy touch.