April 2010 Bonjour Minnesota Archives

It’s the second week of the spring pledge drive and it’s Easter! We will hear the monks of Keur Moussa in Senegal sing Easter songs in French. Singer Jean Ferrat, who died in March, will sing of spring lilacs and love. The great Piaf sings two songs from a cd offered to listeners who pledge on Bonjour Minnesota. Serge Gainsbourg has two chansons from a gift cd, as well as several new artists from two Putumayo cd’s.

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Tonight’s program features la banlieue, the suburbs of Paris. Music features artists from the past and new artists.

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On tonight’s program, we continue with songs about the Paris suburbs. On this program, the songs are more about modern concerns in the suburbs.

Earth Day is next week and there are several songs about ecological problems in France (and in the world!)

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Telephone callers requested More golden oldies! Here they are: Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Yves Montand, singing songs not often heard. To round out the program, there are Francis Cabrel, Beausoleil (the great Cajun band) and others.

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