One of my personal favorite French-speaking artists is Stromae. Today, we feature his video: “Tous Les Mêmes”. But first, a little bit of background behind Stromae and his music. 29-year-old Stromae, whose real name is Paul Van Haver, quickly topped the charts in the French-speaking world and increasingly had made inroads elsewhere with his keyboard-based electronica
As we spend our last days in the Dominican Republic, we think about the country sharing the other half the island: Haiti. Haiti is a country that has suffered extreme poverty, natural disasters and discrimination. Despite all of this, it still maintains a rich cultural and historical tradition rooted deeply in religion, music and community.
I can’t mention foreign hip hop without mentioning the guy who made my trip to Amsterdam in 2003 all that more special. I had just discovered this song and thought it was the best thing I had ever heard. We listened to it in French class and I was completely entranced by the melody and