Did you say France? In fact, even North America is home to some very important Francophone music communities shout out to the Cajuns in Louisiana! Download: This blog post is available as a convenient and portable PDF that you can take anywhere. Click here to get a copy. Now you know why songs are important in learning , and you are equipped with practical methods to use them effectively. Something missing? And once you start employing the learning tips above, you will really start tuning in.
Welcome to your Francophone Music Tour! His songs are perfect for beginners looking for a challenge, or even intermediates wanting a refresher. This is an interesting young duo from France who became famous overnight. These two young Parisians have great catchy sentimental pop songs. Stromae is diversity in both artist and flesh, born in Brussels to a Rwandan father and a Belgian mother from Flanders the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium , he sings about social norms, gender stereotypes but also having a good time.
Stromae is for all French-level learners, because once you hit play on any of his songs, you will hit repeat over and over, despite your level. Down to Africa, the fastest growing Francophone region in the world, with killer beats to boot!
This gave way to a difficult childhood and harsh upbringing in various Paris ghettos and squat homes, which is reflected in his music—where we get a view on immigrant realities in the French-speaking world. This tune is great for music madlibs, as Gims sings quite clearly and slowly, however his Congolese French accent provides a nice twist and challenge for the untrained ear.
Although the Cajun Red Stars are from none other than Louisiana, they perform mostly in the Berlin music scene now, and with much success.
Damien Robitaille has great songs for the beginner learner looking to transition to intermediate, as his songs are simple and sweet. Robitaille is another great artist for pulling out some song madlibs in French. He mixes English and French a lot, so sometimes you get direct translations right in the song, like in one of my personal favorites. Alfa Rococo is a classic Quebecois duo for the stars. Their songs are sophisticated and creative, leaning in on the alternative pop category.
Another great thing about this band? If you live in the USA or Canada, you can go see them live! Check out their concert schedule. Who said you had to travel to Europe for a quality French concert! This song is quite fast, and recommended for advanced learners. Also, make sure to pull out your lyrics sheet because the heavy instrumentals may cover up the words and confuse you if you are not following along. Ready for a real musical treat?
These three are really a delight, and for all those Franglish lovers out there, this is your band. On the download link, you have access to all their electro-pop Chiac tunes. Also check them out in this video , where group members present Chiac as the linguistic solution to bilingual barriers.
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