August 2010 Bonjour Minnesota Archives

Guest Celestin Radison from Madagascar explains the French game of Petanque or Boules. Madagascar has taken the world championship three years in a row! We will listen to several songs from Madagascar. The 2nd half of the program features old and new music from France and French-speaking countries.

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Guest Robert Perizzo speaks of his upcoming book with his own illustrations of the voyageurs and important indigenous, Quebecois, and French personalities of the 17th- 19th centuries in Minnesota. Songs of the voyageurs are played while old and modern French music fills the 9:00-10:00 PM time.

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Our guest on this program is watercolorist Charlotte Laxen. Charlotte speaks of her first trip to France, which lead her to devote her life to her art.

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Tonight’s guest is Louise Dillery, who was a teenager living in Paris at the time of the Allied liberation of Paris from the Nazis.

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Flutist Patrick Dillery, formerly of St. Paul and now New York City, is our special guest tonight.

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