MARCH 9, 2017

Emel Mathlouthi Announces Tour

By Francerocks

Tunisian protest artist, Emel Mathlouthi, creates expansive electronic music paired with traditional Tunisian instruments and rhythms. On the heels of her new release, Ensen, she will tour Europe in April and the US in May.

FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Démos: Philharmonie de Paris enlarges access to culture

By French Culture Arts

Launched in 2010 by the Philharmonie of Paris, DEMOS is an initiative aiming to give access to musical and orchestral education to children coming from rural and low-income communities.

FEBRUARY 10, 2017

CharlElie Couture to Perform in California

By Francerocks

CharlElie Couture has not only made a name for himself as a talented singer/songwriter, he has also established an excellent reputation as a painter, photographer and producer. He will be joined by Karim Attoumane (guitar) and Blake Miller (accordion, banjo and violin) to perform new songs as well as his classic hits in a set of two-night engagements in Los Angeles at the Raymond Kabbaz Theatre on March 24th and 25th and the 26th and 27th at the Lycée Français de San Francisco.

FEBRUARY 9, 2017

Paris Combo on Tour

By Francerocks

Paris Combo will perform across North America in February, beginning on the 11th in Arizona and continuing through the 25th near Boston. Along the way, the group will stop through City Winery venues in Chicago and New York (the 19th and 21st respectively), among other dates.

JANUARY 18, 2017

Franck Vigroux in Collaboration with Antoine Schmitt and Kurt D'Haeseleer

By Francerocks

Tempest is a live audio and video performance by Franck Vigroux in collaboration with Antoine Schmitt. Just after the big bang, the universe was completely shapeless, filled with matter and energy, but irregularities were born, which became atoms, suns and planets…Within the primitive soup on Earth, indistinct molecules started to group as bacterias, to become life, animals, humans…Tempest recreates the sound and fury of these original maelstroms within which it searches for the origin of form, it looks for other forms. As an audio and visual performance, Tempest associates the analog instruments of Franck Vigroux with the visual algorithms of Antoine Schmitt, to create a real system-universes of pure chaos, that can be seen in the movements of millions of particles and can be heard through the roaring of air. By manipulating the internal forces of this chaos, the performers give birth to audio and visual shapes that develop in time, with more or less stability, more or less evidence.

JANUARY 18, 2017

Quatuor Diotima and Zodiac Trio Perform in California

By Francerocks

These acclaimed classical ensembles will be performing in February and March in the Los Angeles area.

JANUARY 6, 2017

Nouvelle Vague at Webster Hall

By Gabrielle Amar-Ouimet

A new tour for Nouvelle Vague

DECEMBER 7, 2016

French Grammy Awards Nominees 2017

By Francerocks

The Recording Academy has just released its list of nominees for the 2017 Grammy Awards Ceremony, to be held next February in Los Angeles. The 2017 is, once again, very strong with nominations of French artists and labels, notably with Jean-Michel Jarre nominated in an electro category, Gojira nominated in two rock categories, and a legion of nominations for the label Harmonia Mundi and its imprints.

NOVEMBER 17, 2016

New Release from Piers Faccini; Touring Early 2017

By Francerocks

Singer-songwriter Piers Faccini recently released his latest album ‘I Dreamed an Island’ via Six Degrees Records and announced several concert dates in North America for early 2017, including Winter Jazz Fest in New York in January and Washington DC’s Sixth & I Synagogue venue on January 14th.

NOVEMBER 10, 2016

New Yann Tiersen Release and Contest

By Francerocks

Following the release of EUSA, a brand new album of piano compositions recorded live at Abbey Road, Yann Tiersen is launching a competition to find the best and most interesting interpretations of tracks from the album.

OCTOBER 12, 2016

Pianist Simon Ghraichy at Brooklyn Music School

By Suzanne Buracas

In October 2016, French pianist Simon Ghraichy, led an energetic program of workshops and master classes at the Brooklyn Music School in Fort Greene, before returning at the Carnegie Hall with a unique recital celebrating his Mexican origins, My Hispanic Heritage.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

French-American Jazz Exchange Grantees Announced

By French Culture

FACE Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation have just announced the 2016-2017 French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) program grantees. The program is designed to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from both countries through their collaborative investigation of artistic practice and exposure to new audiences, musical concepts, and professional relationships.

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