My London West End Review of ‘Hamilton’

When I came back to France from the United States after Christmas in January 2017, I knew I needed something to look forward to in order to fight off the winter blues. Thankfully, I had been keeping up with American culture and knew what a phenomenon Hamilton had become in the United States (it’s virtually unknown here in France and the UK had only recently … Continue reading My London West End Review of ‘Hamilton’

Notre Dame de Paris: The Musical

Notre-Dame de Paris is a French-Québécois musical that debuted in Paris in September 1998. Based on novelist Victor Hugo’s Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame), it has been performed in more than 17 countries and in seven different languages. Even better, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Notre Dame de Paris broke the record for the most successful musical in its first … Continue reading Notre Dame de Paris: The Musical

Qu’est-ce Qu’on est Serrés…

Have you ever ridden in a European elevator, or more specifically, a French elevator? Well, long story short, they’re tiny. I’m talking, like, two people at a time, MAX. Not to mention, French elevators have a reputation for being old, rickety, and just downright sketchy. You don’t mess with French elevators; I’ve lived in France for almost two years, and just learned this the hard way. You … Continue reading Qu’est-ce Qu’on est Serrés…

Musique Mercredi: Stromae, Indila, Chris Anderson, Zaz

1. Ta Fête: Stromae– this is the Master’s current radio hit. 2. Derrière Danse: Indila- Very popular song and singer currently on the radio. 3. Last Night: Chris Anderson- France’s version of Cha Cha Slide. this song is always busted out at weddings and has its own dance to go along with it! 4. Je Veux: Zaz- this song first came out in 2012, but … Continue reading Musique Mercredi: Stromae, Indila, Chris Anderson, Zaz

Stromae Concert in Montpellier, France

Last Friday, seven of my assistant friends (2 Americans, 2 Canadians, 2 British, and 1 Spanish) and myself went to see Stromae in concert in Montpellier!  If you do not know who Stromae is, I highly recommend you check out some of my Musique Mercredis, here, here, and here in order to get a taste of some of his songs. Stromae, which is verlain (backwards … Continue reading Stromae Concert in Montpellier, France

Musique Mercredi: Maître Gims, Kahled, Stromae

Since arriving back in Toulon after New Year’s in Paris, I have been hearing three songs in particular on the radio. Tous Les Mêmes: Stromae Yes, Stromae hit the list once again. His new hit song, currently at #4 on the charts, Tous Les Mêmes is on the radio every 5 minutes, and the music video is pretty sick. Stromae plays a man and a … Continue reading Musique Mercredi: Maître Gims, Kahled, Stromae

Musique Mercredi: A Large Mix

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Musique Mercredi, and one of the reasons is because it is really hard to find new French songs! This is because most French radio stations play English and American music ! Luckily, while I was riding with my new 21-year-old friend via co-voiturage to Annecy last weekend, she introduced me to a few new songs on the radio: … Continue reading Musique Mercredi: A Large Mix