To celebrate the centenary of Georges Brassens, born October 22, 1921, France 3 Occitanie has invited around thirty artists to its town of Sète (Hérault). Both stroll and homage, the show honors the singer-songwriter who died on October 29, 1981 as much as the port city in its beautiful late-summer light.
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Over the course of a day, from the radiant morning sun to the unexpected evening thunderstorm, the singers of today alternate, archives which make Brassens hear and testimonies on his heritage, which, even before being artistic is first of all emotional. “My grandmother listened to her a lot, I came through her”, confides Jeanne Cherhal, who delivers, on the piano, a vibrant cover of I made myself very small. “My father had all his vinyls and he gave them to me”, specifies Gaëtan Roussel, who interprets Visit. ” I sang Saturn to my grandmother for her birthday, it’s a slightly feminist song that says that older women are very beautiful ”, adds Barbara Carlotti. The passerby, adds, unexpectedly, rocker Iggy Pop, « It’s a hell of a song ! » (it’s a hell of a song!)
Cabrel, a very rock gorilla
The friends of the mustachioed reinterpret it with courage. At the top, Francis Cabrel gives the dry guitar a Gorilla very rock at noon on the beach of the Corniche. Benjamin Biolay slams The storm in front of the Théâtre de la Mer. Imany modulates with an intense voice and under the tramontana Bad reputation, when Angélique Kidjo upsets a cappella with There is no happy love.
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Thomas Dutronc, with three guitarists in his tuning fork, sings La Marine in front of the Thau lagoon, when Gauvain Sers chooses The pub, Raphaël The Little Horse and Joyce Jonathan Non-marriage proposal. From alleys to canals, Alain Souchon wanders through Sète, holding the common thread of this endearing tribute. When he sings The First Daughter, A welcome emotion arises, all in nostalgia and tenderness.