Listen to French songs and improve your French: Listen to the album “Bonsoir Shérif” by the singer, Keith Kouna.
Maybe you are currently following a French course in France? Before going home after your French language stay in France, you might want to buy a few albums so you can continue to practice your French whilst listening to songs performed in French?
Listen to French songs and continue to practice your French!
To listen to French songs, you don’t need to have a very good level of French.
Our little tip: take the time to choose a few albums by listening to some of the tracks available on the internet and we particularly recommend that you go on the artists’ websites. Of course, you will need to pay attention and try to understand what you are listening to, but we guarantee you’ll find the experience very pleasurable!
You must of course try to go to a small, local record shop in Paris such as Parallèles (*), or in a large store such as FNAC at Châtelet les Halles, ask the staff for their advice and recommendations. They will tell you that by listening to French songs, you’ll soon be singing in French!
They will, of course, recommend albums from the most famous French speaking performers, singers that most students at ACCORD School will have already been introduced to during their lessons: Serge Gainsbourg, Edith Piaf, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Claude Nougaro, Charles Aznavour, Charles Trenet, Alain Bashung, Michel Berger, Dalida, France Gall, and so many more… but they may also recommend lesser known French singers, for example Eric Ter, François Béranger and… Keith Kuna.
This singer, whose ‘real’ name is Sylvain Côté, was born in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, near Québec in 1974, and “Bonsoir Shérif” is his fourth solo album. An album which has received a “Coup de Coeur” mark from the editors at PARIS-MOVE.
You can read the album review (in French!) on the PARIS-MOVE website, HERE, and don’t hesitate to let us know what you think of this album and of all the others you will have enjoyed listening to during your stay in France or once you’ve gone home.
Another little tip: During your language stay in France, listen to French songs and continue to practice and improve your French and remember taking some French records with you to go home with!
(*) Librairie Parallèles, 47 rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
Awards received by Keith Kuna :
Public Prize, Les Goules, GAMIQ 2016
Rock Album of the Year, Les Goules « Coma », GAMIQ 2016
Song of the Year “Batiscan”, GAMIQ 2013
Singer-Songwriter of the Year, GAMIQ 2013
Socan Prize for the Song, “Batiscan”, 2013
Miroir Prize for the originality of the songwriting, Festival d’Été de Québec, Les Goules, 2006
Listen to French songs and improve your French!