Monday, 19 March 2012
Le Francais J'adore: Noga
Some clips have emerged online from the weekend's ,Le Francais J'adore francophone music festival that was held in London's Trafalgar Square.
The scope of the French language artists featured at the event went well beyond the borders of France itself, embracing French artists from elsewhere in Europe, Africa and North America.
Noga was one of the artists on the bill, a Swiss singer from Geneva. She takes French chanson and adds a jazz and world flavour.
Her most recent album - her fifth entitled Miel & Poivre/Poivre & Miel has been available since 2010.
The event on Saturday was supported by the International Organisation of the Francophonie and the Institut français and was the UK's biggest event marking international French language say 2012, which happens on March 20.
With the Olympics just a matter of weeks away, London will be host to one of the biggest international events this year. With more eyes than ever on the city, hopefully events like this will also benefit some great French language artists as well.