Monday, July 11, 2011

Je ne regrette rien!

Bastille Day is now just 4 days away which got me thinking about one of the most amazing French artists of all time:  Edith Piaf.

Like any other famous artist, her life is full of mystery and myth. The place where she was born is still not clear, and when she died some people say that her last husband took her dead body to Paris to make people believe she died in the city that witnessed her transformation into an icon of French culture .

You probably know her work from two songs: “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien"  (gosh, no one sings this song like her!) and “La Vie en Rose”, which is included in the list of  Grammy Hall of Fame Awards.   Her repertoire, however, is immense and there are many, many beautiful songs that are not so popular.  One of her famous quotes is:   “I want to make people cry even when they don't understand my words”,  and she definitively achieved that. 

If you want to learn more about Edith Piaf, the library has lots of material to offer:





Anonymous said...

It's fun to watch her on YouTube, too.

Aleph said...

Yes indeed! Thanks for your comment!