https://www.duolingo.com/cinthiacinthia

French music

Hi, everybody! I'm learning french, and I think translating and listening to music in the language you are learning helps a lot to remember some words... So, what are your favorite french bands/singers/songs?

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CarolJean1

Some great choices here. Also check out Ben L'oncle Soul who sings in both English and French. very cool.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jipip

Yes.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MichiruEll

If you want to listen to some rock, I would recommend Superbus (you will also here some english words in their lyrics, but most of the text is in french). Otherwise, also rock but a bit older: Indochine (and a hint, their lyrics don't make complete sense to me although I am a native french speaker).

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hybridpro
hybridpro
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Zaz for sure, both her albums are extraordinary. "J'adore" by Louxor is a great party song. "Ca plane pour moi" is a good old french rock for you. Some songs by Vanessa Paradis are also good(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP6eLBqqHwM , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuD0iUgJ-L8). This song by Julie Delpy, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGlnYUQXaUQ . You might also like La Femme, they recently had their first album out. French songs in "Midnight in Paris" soundtrack is phenomenal, if you don't care about words for a bit.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cinthiacinthia

Thanks for the great recs... Loved the song from Before Sunset! And I see you're starting to learn portuguese... If you ever need help, let me know!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hybridpro
hybridpro
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Thanks for the kind offer! Are you as awesome in spanish too? I can certainly "use" a spanish friend right now :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hybridpro
hybridpro
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Btw, if you like the song, you'll love the movie. All three in the trilogy infact. Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight. Check'em out

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cinthiacinthia

I'm sorry to say my spanish is very bad.. Hahaha I'm like most brazilian people who never studied spanish but try to communicate anyway... We create awesome new words!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cinthiacinthia

Mine are Carla Bruni, Alcest, Edith Piaf, Olivia Ruiz and Louise Attaque.. An album by Alcest called "souvenirs d'un autre monde" is especially beautiful!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oheim
Oheim
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Given this selection, chances are you could also enjoy ZAZ, BĂ©nabar, Charles Trenet or Jacques Brel.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cinthiacinthia

Hey, thanks a lot!

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https://www.duolingo.com/gustavtoftgard

Arnaud Fleurant Didier et Mathieu Boogaerts

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https://www.duolingo.com/IAmJon
IAmJon
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Anyone know of any French language indie rock?

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https://www.duolingo.com/moogy
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Carmen Maria Vega (Indie with a jazz influence also), Noir Desir , Coeur de Pirate ,Les Negresses Vertes, Benabar. Also MC Solaar ,Kenza Farah and Keny Arkana have some interesting lyrics although they are Hip-hop and Rap performers. Also Nolwenn Leroy (who also sings in Breton) and Dominique A (sorry forgot to mention these two earlier).

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https://www.duolingo.com/IAmJon
IAmJon
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Cool! Hip-hop is my other favourite genre of music. Will have a look at these.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Thalass

I've been listening to a Canadian French radio station online, called La Premier Chaine. They speak too quickly for me to be exactly sure what they're speaking about, but it does seem to help.

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https://www.duolingo.com/laurenb2094
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Love the french language, just finished doing an A level in it, thoroughly enjoyed it, I listen to Sheryfa Luna, Tal, Sexion D'assaut, maitre gims, Shy'M, Axelle Red (Belgian but sings in French) love her song amour profond, I love Keen'V and his new song la vie du bon cote, amandine bourgeois, jessy matador , stromae etc

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