Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Culturethèque: Pique-Nique show

A great new feature on the Culturethèque website from the Institut français UK.

Pique-Nique is a new show that features French pop from the 50s and 60s, with Francophone versions of hits of that era as well as original French songs from the early days of rock 'n' roll and Yé-yé

Thom Slinn, who is behind the show, sasy he'll feature "'rare and obscure French pop from the 1950’s and 1960’s (on original vinyl only, of course.)"

It's a thoroughly enjoyable 45 minutes of retro sounds.

I'm sure the good folk at Culturethèque and Pique-Nique won't mind me linking to it here.

This, the first edition of the show, features amongst others Les Chats Sauvages, Adamo and Dalida as well as many other obscure and almost forgotten artists as it casts its light in an area that's pretty much unreported in the anglophone world.

I'm already looking forward to the next edition of the show.

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