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  •  Jamaica, Jamaica! exhibition
    Philharmonie de Paris
    Till 13 August 2017

     

     

     

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  • Dossier

    THE SOUND OFJAMAICA

    The Sound of Jamaica

     

    Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 26 April 2017 > Ready to Use


    In this B1 article your students will learn about Jamaica, its history and its music as a new exhibition opens at the Philharmonie in Paris: Jamaica! Jamaica! Most students will have heard of Reggae and Bob Marley, and they may have studied the Triangle Trade in History. In any case, this is a good opportunity to work on a real information gap.

    This lesson can be taught for itself or as part of an EPI about Jamaican music or slavery. A parallel can be drawn with French history in Saint-Domingue (Haiti), Guadeloupe and Martinique, other Caribbean islands in which French traders were heavily involved in the slave trade.

    Vocabulary and structures:

    • Music related vocabulary.
    • Slavery related vocabulary.
    • Passive voice.
    • Relative pronouns.

     Jamaica, Jamaica! exhibition
    Philharmonie de Paris
    Till 13 August 2017

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  • An online exhibition

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/ella-fitzgerald-100

    Born in April 1917

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  •  A PROPOS DE TOM TOM CLUB

    Histoire du groupe

    Tom Tom Club est un groupe de musique pop américain créé par Chris Frantz et Tina Weymouth en 1981.

    "Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz et David Byrne, étudiants à l'école de design de Rhode Island, avaient fondé le groupe Talking Heads en 1974. Ils sont ensuite rejoints par Jerry Harrison. Au début des années 1980, les liens se distendent, David Byrne devient une rock star charismatique et Jerry Harrison un producteur à succès (Fine Young Cannibals, Crash Test Dummies, No Doubt, etc.). De leur côté, Tina Weymouth et Chris Frantz se lancent dans l'aventure "Tom Tom Club". Leur premier album dispense une musique pop fortement rythmée, festive, très influencée par la culture hip-hop, pourtant inconnue du public non-new-yorkais. Les titres Wordy Rappinghood et Pleasure of Love seront des succès, mais c'est surtout le titre Genius of Love (en) qui devient un classique des pistes de danse, à tel point qu'il sera samplé une quarantaine de fois par des artistes aussi importants que 2Pac, Black Eyed Peas, Busta Rhymes, Grandmaster Flash, Nas, Ol' Dirty Bastard ou encore Ziggy Marley. La reprise la plus célèbre de Genius of Love est sans doute le titre Fantasy par Mariah Carey."    Source: Wikipedia

     La chanson la plus connue est peut-être Wordy Rappinghood:

    Une chanson sur les mots :

    " What are words worth?"

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    Words in papers, words in books
    Words on TV, words for crooks
    Words of comfort, words of peace
    Words to make the fighting cease
    Words to tell you what to do
    Words are working hard for you
    Eat your words but don't go hungry
    Words have always nearly hung me

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    Words of nuance, words of skill
    And words of romance are a thrill
    Words are stupid, words are fun
    Words can put you on the run
    Mots pressés, mots sensés
    Mots qui disent la vérité
    Mots maudits, mots mentis
    Mots qui manquent le fruit d'esprit

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    Its a rap race, with a fast pace
    Concrete words, abstract words
    Crazy words and lying words
    Hazy words and dying words
    Words of faith, tell me straight
    Rare words and swear words
    Good words and bad words

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    Words can make you pay and pay
    Four-letter words I cannot say
    Panty, toilet, dirty devil
    Words are trouble, words are subtle
    Words of anger, words of hate
    Words over here, words out there
    In the air and everywhere
    Words of wisdom, words of strife
    Words that write the book I like

    Words won't find a right solution
    To the planet Earth's pollution
    Say the right word, make a million
    Words are like a certain person
    Who can't say what they mean
    Don't mean what they say

    A rap rap here and a rap rap there
    Here rap, there rap
    Everywhere a rap rap
    Rap it up for the common good
    Let us enlist the neighborhood
    It's okay, I've over stood
    This is a wordy rapping hood, okay, bye

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    He don't stop
    He don't stop
    He don't stop
    Don't stop
    ...

    Songwriters
    WEYMOUTH, TINA / FRANTZ, CHRISTOPHER / WEYMOUTH, LAURA ELIZABETH / WEYMOUTH, LANI C. / STANLEY, STEVEN J.C.

     

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  • THE ATLANTIC

    Born to Run and the Decline of the American Dream

    Bruce Springsteen’s breakout album embodied the lost ‘70s—the tense, political, working-class rejection of an increasingly unequal society.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/08/born-to-run-at-40/402137/

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