Posts Tagged ‘DVDs’

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Tryo – they’re truly green!

March 28, 2009

TRYO: On a roll...

TRYO: Eco friendly and on a roll...

Tryo is a French reggae band famous for singing about cannabis.

But that’s not the only ‘green’ they support…

They are also known for being super conscious of the environment, urging fans to cycle to their concerts.

The band members themselves use Vélib, the free bike scheme first made popular in Paris and now spreading around the world.

Eco-friendly Tryo’s latest album is even biodegradable (apart from the CD itself, of course!).

With phenomenal support in their home country and becoming more popular by the day in the rest of Europe and in Quebec, Tryo is also well known for their over-the-top live performances.

The ‘unplugged’ acoustic group consists of three French guitarists, a Latin American percussionist and a producer:

  • Guizmo (Cyril Célestin): Singer, composer – guitar
  • Mali (Christophe Petit): Singer, composer – guitar, accordion, piano, melodica
  • Manu (Manu Eveno): Singer – guitar, bass, oud, flute, clarinet, tables
  • Danielito (Daniel Bravo): Drums, djembe, darbouka, congas, guiro, cajón, bendir, bongos, violin
  • Bibou (Sébastien Pujol): Manager, sound engineer

Tryo uses dramatic and funny lyrics to criticise corrupt French politicians as well as world leaders (ex US President George W. Bush is one famous example).

The band’s ‘tolerant’ view on cannabis is especially clear on earlier numbers like La Main Verte (translated as ‘Green Fingers’) from their ‘Mamagubida’ album. However, the ‘herb’ references have become less evident in their later albums.

Tryo has sold around a MILLION albums worldwide and celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2006 with a nationwide tour.

The band has released three studio albums, a double CD, live album and two live DVDs.

Christophe Mali released a solo album ‘Je vous emmène’ in April 2006. Guitarist/songwriter Guizmo is also in the band Pause.

Hear Tryo’s amazing music and find their lyrics transcribed and translated into English HERE!

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Youtube and the Battle of the Bands…

March 10, 2009

We’ve been following the battle between Youtube and the agency that protects the rights of musicians – will we get caught in the crossfire?!

Here’s a snip from the latest news, from cnet.com:

“Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube is silencing music videos in the U.K. after negotiations with the country’s Performing Right Society (PRS for Music), which collects licensing fees for artists and labels, failed.”

Our website at lingolyrics.com features embedded Youtube and Daily Motion music videos of French singers and bands. But we’ve added value to the videos by providing translated lyrics and profiles on the featured artists. We’ve also given links to official fan sites and Amazon links to relevant CDs, DVDs and books.

We don’t feel like we’re doing anything wrong! We are genuine fans of all the music on our site and we believe we’re doing the featured French musicians a service by promoting their music all over the world. We also feel we’re helping to make it easier for people who wish to learn the language of love.

We’re not trying to cheat the music industry by using videos on our site – we just want to share our passion and make a career out of doing something we love… and we’re also improving our French in the process.

Heres hoping Youtube and PRS learn to make love… not war!