Suggestion of French tunes

You want to keep up on French-speaking cultures? Then try out the French music listed below. 

You can find them on the music streaming platforms.

Music for kids - Pépito Matéo, Le Carnaval des Animaux

A Cd to make your children discover the classical music suite of the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, Le Carnaval des animaux. For each animal, a little story and explanation of the music is given in a fun way.

Available on Culturethèque (


Jazz – Fred Nardin Trio, Look ahead

Discover a current French jazz band! Fred Nardin is a pianist, composer and for this album he worked with two other artists: Leon Parker on battery and Or Bareket on bass.

Available on Culturethèque (

World Jazz
- Manu Dibango

In one of our press review we had chosen articles on Manu Dibango at the time he died. Now it is time to discover his music. Manu Dibango is a Cameroonian jazzman, singer and saxophonist. He is world famous, is a model for lots of musicians and singers and has shared stage with a lot of them. To have a glimpse of the whole range of his music, you could listen to Merci! Thank you! or Cubafrica, two very different albums.

Pop and Rock - Marie-Mai

You might know her, if not, it might be time to listen to her. Marie-Mai is a French-Canadian who sings pop, rock and pop-rock songs. She has been coach in the TV-show La Voix (The Voice). She also sung for the final ceremony of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Her last CD is named Elle et moi.

Rap - Soprano

Soprano is a French artist, singing rap songs. He has been a coach on the French TV-emissions The Voice and The Voice Kids. His last three albums have made him really famous and popular in France, reaching out to new public. You could try his CD Cosmopolitanie.

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