• SPEAKEASY NEWS

    http://www.speakeasy-news.com/singing-for-freedom/

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  • ready to use : dossier zippé: il suffit de s'inscrire.

    http://www.speakeasy-news.com/category/teaching-resources/ready-to-use/

    Très belle exposition au CNCS de Moulins. Des ateliers sont prévus pour les scolaires.

     

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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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  • VIDEO

    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32747979

    A look back at King of Blues BB King's life

    The 'King of the Blues' guitarist and singer, BB King, has died aged 89, his lawyer says.

    Known for his hits Lucille, Sweet Black Angel and Rock Me Baby, he died in his sleep in Las Vegas.

    Born in the Mississippi Delta, he helped bring blues to a wider audience, breaking down racial barriers in music.

    His unique style influenced a generation of rock guitarists including Keith Richards and Eric Clapton.

    Nick Serpell reports.

    RELATED VIDEOS HERE:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=BB%20KING

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  • Pour aller plus loin:

    Quelle histoire cette chanson raconte-t-elle?

    Lien possible avec les poètes de la 1ère Guerre Mondiale.

    Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen...

    The Soldier

    Rupert Brooke, 1887 - 1915
    If I should die, think only this of me:
       That there’s some corner of a foreign field
    That is for ever England.  There shall be
       In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
    A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
       Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
    A body of England’s, breathing English air,
       Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
    
    And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
       A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
         Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
    Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
       And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
         In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

    http://faculty.fordham.edu/davenport/texts/Britain3.pdf

     

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  • FASHION: CASUAL VS FORMAL /SCRUFFY? ETC....

    A happy-go-lucky guy

    Was Pharrell's Grammy shorts-suit too casual?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-31318111

    Pharell Williams accepts a Grammy wearing a shorts-suit.

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  • TOP TEN LIST ON NPR

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  • http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/02/02/best-original-song-nominees

    One of this year's Academy Award-nominated songs is from "The Lego Movie." (Warner Bros. Pictures)

                                                                                                   

    One of this year’s Academy Award-nominated songs is from “The Lego Movie.” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

    The five songs nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song come from a number of genres: pop, country and hip-hop. Glenn Whipp, who covers the awards season for the Los Angeles Times, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to take a listen to the contenders.

    The five songs nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song come from a number of genres: pop, country and hip-hop. Glenn Whipp, who covers the awards season for the Los Angeles Times, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to take a listen to the contenders.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Sting The Journey And The Labyrinth The Music of John Dow

     

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  • To Catch Up With Bob Dylan, T Bone Burnett

    Assembles A Dream Team

    Listen to "The New Basement Tape"

    47 year-old unfinished songs recorded at last!

     http://www.npr.org/2014/11/07/361758046/to-catch-up-with-bob-dylan-t-bone-burnett-assembles-a-dream-team

    Spanish Mary - Lyrics by Bob Dylan & Lead Vocals by Rhiannon Giddens

    (Bob Dylan is still inspired by William Blake... The animation is great!)

     

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  • U2

    U2 hit lowest UK album chart placing in 30 years

    U2 - Going underground

    http://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2014/1021/653833-u2-hit-lowest-uk-album-chart-placing-in-30-years/

     

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