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Pour la Peine

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“…On veut des rêves, Qui nous soulèvent,
On veut des fleurs, A nos douleurs…”

Louis Delort surrounded by a part of the theatre company during the opening of “1789 : Les Amants de la Bastille”.
Louis Delort became popular in France after performing in “The Voice”, the multinational singing competition TV series.

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Tomber Dans Ses Yeux

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Louis Delort with a few dancers of the theatre company during the opening of “1789 : Les Amants de la Bastille”.
Louis Delort became popular in France after performing in “The Voice”, the multinational singing competition TV series.

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Je Veux Le Monde

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“Je veux le monde
Aux larmes citoyennes
La femme est souveraine…”

This is Nathalia performing Solène in “1789 : Les Amants de la Bastille”.

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The King Bows Out

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This picture belongs to a series of portraits of Jagjit Singh, the Ghazal King, shot four months ago.
That evening the legendary star gave an amazing performance as usual and I couldn’t think that he would leave so fast…
The singer with a soul-stirring and velevet voice died this morning over a fortnight from a brain haemorrhage, he was 70 year old.

The words below come from BBC News.
“Renowned Indian singer Jagjit Singh has died in Mumbai (Bombay), aged 70.
Mr Singh, who was famed for his semi-classical ghazal songs, suffered from a stroke last month and had been in a coma in hospital ever since.
Popularly known as the “Ghazal King”, Singh sang in a number of languages.
He is survived by his wife, Chitra Singh, who is also a leading ghazal singer.
They had commercial success with songs recorded together in the 1970s and 1980s.
Singh’s admirers say he revolutionised ghazal music and made it accessible to the wider public.
He also sang tracks for a number of popular movies, including Sarfarosh.
He was the first prominent ghazal singer from India in a genre dominated by Pakistani singers.
“He was the first real ghazal singer from India. Before him there were clones. The poetry in his music was beautiful,” actor Anupam Kher said in a tribute.
“His music was gentle, soothing and went to your heart.”
Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas said that Singh had made ghazal so accessible that his audiences “could sing along with him”.
Jagjit Singh recorded more than 50 albums, many of them major commercial successes.”

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Made for Singing

Posted in Music, the Universal language with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by designldg

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“These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll doOne of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you”
(Lyrics by Lee Hazlewood for Nancy Sinatra)

 

This is a portrait of Isabelle Staron who came on stage with this song saying it was a girl’s song…
Isabelle is the singer of “Acoustic Five”, they give a folk and country touch to all the rock and pop songs that I always enjoyed…
This is a link where you can listen their new album, http://www.deezer.com/fr/music/acoustic-five/the-travel-album-1027532

 

 

“Purple Notes”

Posted in Music, the Universal language with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by designldg

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Beautiful and talented Helena Noguerra with Christophe along the “Bassin de Neptune” (Neptune’s fountain) in the gardens of Versailles.

 

This is a portrait of Christophe.
Christophe is a French famed singer and talented songwriter.
His first hit was “Aline” in 1965 and he is famous for his eternal songs “Les Paradis perdus” (“Lost Paradises” – 1973) and “Les Mots bleus” (“The Blue Words” – 1975).
Whenever he is performing he is illuminating the stage, gathering any kind of people from all generations.
Christophe is a decadent and flamboyant dandy who is a mysterious loner drifting apart from the showbiz scene.
He is notorious for being an uncontrollable rebel with panache and poetry.

 

 

The Ghazal King

Posted in Music, the Universal language with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by designldg

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“Nemidanam che manzel bood shab jayi ke man boodam;
Be har soo raghse besmel bood shab jayi ke man boodam.
I wonder what was the place where I was last night,
All around me were half-slaughtered victims of love, tossing about in agony.”

This picture belongs to a series of portraits of Jagjit Singh, the Ghazal King, shot a few hours ago.
Jagjit Singh is one of the most talented artist of India and a legendary name in the field of Ghazal Singing.
His ghazals do a wonderful job in delivering tranquility (where “mai-khana” is involved), passion, serenity, pain (“sweet pain” in love), deepness, grief, love and a reminder of one’s own personal past.

The gazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter.
A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain.
The form is ancient, originating in 6th century Arabic verse.
It is one of the principal poetic forms which the Indo-Perso-Arabic civilization offered to the eastern Islamic world.
The ghazal spread into South Asia in the 12th century under the influence of the new Islamic Sultanate courts and Sufi mystics.
Although the ghazal is most prominently a form of Dari and Urdu poetry, today it is found in the poetry of many languages of Indian sub-continent.

Ghazals were written by the Persian mystics and poets Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (13th century) and Hafez (14th century), the Azeri poet Fuzuli (16th century), as well as Mirza Ghalib (1797–1869) and Muhammad Iqbal (1877–1938), both of whom wrote ghazals in Persian and Urdu.

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