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French Food Festival | South Louisiana Festivals | TABASCO.com

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Experience our delicious food and great music, and you’ll understand why we say there’s always a reason to party! The festival season hits its stride starting in April, kicking off celebrations of everything from Zydeco and Cajun music to seafood and gumbo. Aside from friends and family, be sure to bring along your trusted festival companion that pairs well with all regional food: TABASCO® Sauce!


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Posted by on June 23, 2017 in FRENCH FRIDAYS

 

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The French Riviera – Nice Jazz, is Linedup 

The French Riviera – Nice Jazz, is Linedup 

Featured image: Pierre Marcus Quartet 
The French Riviera’s Nice Jazz Festival is known for its unmissable events.  However,  the 2017 Nice Jazz Festival has moved from the Cimiez arenas to the centre of the city. It has also opened up to a variety of musical trends. The festival has two different atmospheres, with bands performing on two stages at once, and a total of six stages every night for five days. Over 30,000 people come to enjoy its quality line-up.


http://www.france-voyage.com/events/nice-jazz-festival-2.htm

The Nice Jazz Festival, held annually since 1948 in Nice, on the French Riviera, is “the first jazz festival of international significance.”[1] 

The 2016 Festival, scheduled to begin on 16 July, was cancelled in the wake of the truck attack on 14 July 2016.[9]

What Nice jazz follower could forget  the inaugural festival whereby Louis Armstrong and his All Stars were the headliners. It was during this first edition that Suzy Delair sang C’est si bon for the first time, to a cabaret where Louis Armstrong ended his evening.[2][3] Frommer’s calls it “the biggest, flashiest, and most prestigious jazz festival in Europe.”[4]

Over the years, many artists, such as Lionel HamptonDizzy GillespieRay CharlesElla Fitzgerald,[5] Helen Humes,[6] Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis,[7] regularly appeared at the festival. After 1994, it saw a change of emphasis, with more world music and pop. But the festival’s newest organizer, Vivian Sicnasi, has reinstated an eclectic mix of traditional and modern sounds with an international line-up; it remains “one of the Riviera‘s biggest annual events.”[8]

Set in the vast Jardins de Cimiez (which contains a Roman amphitheatre), the event features several separate stages where groups perform simultaneously each evening, for eight days in July.[4]

In 2011, following years of falling attendance, the festival was moved from Cimiez to the more centrally located Place Masséna. It was reported that about 30,000 spectators attended the five-day festival in 2011. The 2012 festival took place from July 8–12 and performers included Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee BridgewaterErykah Badu, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Gregory Porter and the Jimi Brown Experience.

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Monday 17 july – Flow – Masséna – 8:00 PM


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DE LA SOUL LIVE BAND

Monday 17 july – Flow – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0717 - C - MASSENA - Herbie Hancock -



HERBIE HANCOCK

Monday 17 july – Flow – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0717 - A - TDV - Becca Stevens -



BECCA STEVENS BAND

Monday 17 july – Flow – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0717 - B - TDV - Woman To Woman



WOMAN TO WOMAN

Monday 17 july – Flow – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0717 - C - TDV - Roberto Fonseca



ROBERTO FONSECA “ABUC”

Monday 17 july – Flow – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0718 - A - MASSENA - Con Brio -



CON BRIO

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Masséna – 8:00 PM

2017 0718 - B - MASSENA - Laura Mvula -



LAURA MVULA

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0718 - C - MASSENA -  Ibrahim Maalouf



IBRAHIM MAALOUF “RED & BLACK LIGHT”

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0718 - A - TDV - Samy Thiebault -



SAMY THIÉBAULT ” REBIRTH”

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0718 - B - TDV - Christian McBride New Jawn -



CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE NEW JAWN

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0718 - C - TDV - Youn Sun Nah



YOUN SUN NAH

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0719 - A - MASSENA - Sir The Baptist -



SIR THE BAPTIST

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Masséna – 8:00 PM

2017 0719 - B - MASSENA - Chinese Man -



CHINESE MAN ” SHIKANTAZA LIVE”

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017  0719 - C - MASSENA - Mary J. Blige -



MARY J. BLIGE

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0719 - A - TDV - Johnny O'Neal Trio -



THE LEGENDARY JOHNNY O’NEAL TRIO

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0719 - B - TDV - Tony Allen -



TONY ALLEN TRIBUTE TO ART BLAKEY

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0719 - C - TDV - Cory Henry -



CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0720 - MASSENA - Seramic -



SERAMIC

Thursday 20 july – Party – Masséna – 8:00 PM

2017 0720 - C - MASSENA - Deluxe



DELUXE

Thursday 20 july – Party – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0719 - C - MASSENA - IAM -



IAM

Thursday 20 july – Party – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0720 - A - TDV - Daniel Freedman -



DANIEL FREEDMAN

Thursday 20 july – Party – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0720 - B - TDV - Shai Maestro -



SHAI MAESTRO TRIO

Thursday 20 july – Party – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0720 - C - TDV - The Jazz Epistles - © DR(3).jpg



ABDULLAH IBRAHIM & EKAYA & VERY SPECIAL GUEST TERENCE BLANCHARD

Thursday 20 july – Party – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0721 - A - MASSENA - Kadhja Bonet



KADHJA BONET

Friday 21 july – Unity – Masséna – 8:00 PM

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MYLES SANKO

Friday 21 july – Unity – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0721 - C - MASSENA - LAMOMALI L aventure Malienne de M



LAMOMALI L’AVENTURE MALIENNE DE -M-

Friday 21 july – Unity – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0721 - A - TDV - Spirale Trio -



SPIRALE TRIO

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:00 PM

2017 0721 - A - TDV - Pierre Marcus Quartet -



PIERRE MARCUS QUARTET

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0721 - B - TDV - Henri Texier & the SkyDancer 6 -



HENRI TEXIER SKY DANCERS 6

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0721 - C - TDV - Kamasi Washington



KAMASI WASHINGTON

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

https://jazzfestival2017.com/events/jazz-festivals-in-europe/montreux-jazz-festival-tickets/

 

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 “Tango d’Amour” (French style)

Can you dance the Tango?  Is it a therapeutic dance?  Maybe the Tango  reveals the inner emotions of dancers …

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2017 in FRENCH FRIDAYS, music

 

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“J’ATTENDRAIS – Jill Barber” 

“J’ATTENDRAIS – Jill Barber” 

J’attendrai” (French for “I will wait”[1]) is a popular French song first recorded by Rina Ketty in 1938. It became the big French song during World War II; a counterpart to Lale Andersen‘s Lili Marleen in Germany and Vera Lynn‘s We’ll Meet Again in Britain.

“J’attendrai” is actually a French version of the Italian song “Tornerai” (Italian for “You Will Return”[2]) ISWC: T-005.001.119-2 composed by Dino Olivieri (music) and Nino Rastelli (lyrics) in 1936, said to be inspired from the Humming Chorus of Puccini‘s Opera “Madame Butterfly“. It was first recorded in 1937 by both Carlo Buti and Trio Lescano (accompanied by the Italian jazz quartet Quartetto Jazz Funaro[3]),[4]and become a huge hit in Italy.

The French lyrics were written by Louis Poterat,[5] and “J’attendrai” became an instant success. Rina Ketty’s version was followed the same year by one of Belgian chanteuse Anne Clercy, and both Tino Rossi and Jean Sablon recorded it in 1939. When France was occupied in 1940, it quickly became the big French war song, with the love song’s title being interpreted as meaning waiting for peace and/or liberation.

The French version of this Italian song became so well known across Europe that it was often called “J’attendrai” even when recorded instrumentally, such the two versions recorded by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli in 1938, or referred to as the original source when sung in other languages, such as Richard Tauber‘s British “Au revoir” (1945, with lyrics by Bruce Sievier) and Bing Crosby‘s and Hildegarde‘s American “I’ll Be Yours” (both 1945 with lyrics by Anna Sosenko).

There were also German versions (“Komm zurück”, lyrics by Ralph Maria Siegel), sung by both Rudi Schuricke and Horst Winter on recordings made in 1939.[4] The song became known in Denmark as “Kun for dig” (1939, lyrics by Victor Skaarup); in Norway as “Kun for deg” (1939); in Sweden as “Blott för dig'” (1940, lyrics by Tor Bergström); in Poland as “Czekam cię” (recorded in 1939 by Mieczysław Fogg with lyrics by Andrzej Włast); in Czechoslovakia as “Věřím vám” (recorded by both Rudolf Antonín Dvorský and Oldřich Kovář with lyrics by Karel Kozel); and in Lithuania as “Ak, sugrįžk” (with lyrics by Adelė Lenartavičienė).

Wikipedia.org

Jill. Barber’s 
J’ATTENDRAIS/ I’ll Wait. (English translation)
Flowers fade, fire goes out
The shadow slips into the garden
The clock weaves very weary sound
I think I hear your step

The wind brings me distant sounds
Watching my door I listen in vain
Alas nothing more, nothing comesI will wait, day and night
I will always wait
Your come back
I will wait because the bird
Who fled comes to seek oblivion
In her nest

Time passes and short
Sadly beating in my heart so heavy
And yet I will wait for your return will wait, day and night
I will always wait
Your come back
I will wait because the bird
Who fled comes to seek oblivion
In her nest

Time passes and short
Sadly beating in my heart so heavy
And yet I will wait for your return

 

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“Breakfast in Paris” A Morning Prelude

artist: brent heighton

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2017 in breakfast, FRENCH FRIDAYS

 

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“HOW TO MAKE FRENCH MACARONS” 

“HOW TO MAKE FRENCH MACARONS” 

image: http://www.bingapis.com

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2017 in brunch, coffee, FRENCH FRIDAYS

 

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Lighthouse Paris and what a climb…! 

Lighthouse Paris and what a climb…! 

 The Lighthouse of Verzenay in Champagne is 150 km away from Paris, between Reims and Epernay, the Lighthouse invites you to tour the fascinating world of the Champagne vineyards.

The lighthouse

AN UNUSUAL CLIMB

1, 2, 3, 4, …., 14, ………, 57, 58, ………………, 99, 100 and 101 steps! You are 25 metres up, above a sea of vines and the Champagne vineyards are as far as the eye can see.
And then in the distance there is a mill, villages, fields, a city and a cathedral. You are now at the top of the Lighthouse of Verzenay.
A specially equipped panoramic viewpoint offers an exceptional 360° view.

100 YEARS OF HISTORY

A lighthouse in the midst of a sea of vines, such was the ingenious brainwave of Mr Joseph Goulet to promote his brand of champagne. This creation does not fail to surprise. At its summit a rotary lantern emits a light beam scanning the plain of Champagne.

At the bottom of this amazing building, Joseph had an open-air theatre, a restaurant and a cabaret establishment built. The Lighthouse of Verzenay therefore soon became a meeting place for people living in Reims and Epernay who met at the site thanks to the CBR (the Compagnie des Chemins de Fer De la Banlieue Rémoise, a local railway line for people living in the suburbs of Reims).
On a sunny afternoon and in a festive atmosphere, visitors sampled the Champagne of the Lighthouse.

The events of the First World War put an end to these good times. The lighthouse was then used as an observation tower by the French army and suffered shellfire from enemy troops.

In the aftermath of the war, only the reinforced concrete tower remained, the adjacent buildings were destroyed.

For many years, the Lighthouse of Verzenay was left disused. It was pervaded by vegetation and fell into oblivion.

http://www.lepharedeverzenay.com/traduction/english/#.WPS_48tlAwg

 

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