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5 French chanson singers

France often prides itself for its large array of singers using French lyrics, this method was supposed to preserve the French culture faced with an increasing influence from American music.

“La chanson” has been part of French culture since the Middle Ages. However, when speaking of the chanson today, it is more likely to refer to famous 20th century singers than to Guillaume de Machaut or early modern artists. 20th century singers are classified in the “nouvelle chanson” genre.

Here are five of them you may not know. Remember that this list is entirely subjective, not exhaustive and without any particular order.

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French Composers

France is the birth place and welcomed many classical composers. The work of many of them was lost through history, others became famous worldwide during their lifetime or posthumously. Here are the stories of two lesser known composers.

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The Fête de la Musique (World Music Day)

The Fête de la Musique is a music celebration taking place every year on the 21st of June in many countries . June 21 is the summer solstice day, the longest day and shortest night of the year, marking the beginning of a new summer season.

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French Music

Over the years, there are certain French musicians who have marked history. From Classical music to RAP and Rock, there are famous names that you might know, now you can discover much more about music from France

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Heavy Metal in France

Heavy Metal is certainly one of the most popular music in the world, but also one of the least known.

Metal is a genre of music that developed from Rock in the late 1960s and the early 1970s with famous bands such Black Sabbath or Judas Priest and their success also crossed the Channel and the Atlantic.