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Rendezvous with… Christina Goh!

April 3, 2009
Christina Goh: A star is born!

Christina Goh: A star is born!

Christina Goh is a gifted, French-born singer, songwriter and poet of Caribbean and African descent.

Her music mirrors her heritage – rich in French, African, West Indian and even oriental influences.

Christina’s self-penned lyrics are both vivid and profound – so it comes as no surprise to learn that she is also the author of an elegantly thought-provoking book of poetry, Le Chant des Coeurs.

And her voice is unique – soothing and energising in equal measures.

Beautiful Christina (30) was born in the 12th arrondissement in Paris to a Caribbean mother and African father. Even this cultural mix was not enough to satisfy her curiosity – Christina also found an interest in Indian and oriental cultures and music, to go with the French influences all around her.

“I feel very much part of this new generation for whom the world is a house, and other people are brothers and sisters, regardless of where they are or what they look like,” she says.

A trained journalist with a background in psychology studies, at the age of 23 Christina decided to drop everything else and focus on her true dream – a career in music.

“I made the decision that I was no longer going to listen to those who told me my dream was impossible. I needed to prove that it could be a reality – your dreams only come true if you believe in them enough to work hard to achieve them.”

And that’s exactly what Christina has been doing – working painstakingly to develop her craft, her performance skills, her profile.

She has spent the last seven years honing her vocals and song-writing talent, singing with both gospel and pop groups. She released the single Métisse chocolate in November 2007, and has since written and recorded a number of other songs.

Her new album is called Eveil (Awakening) and the video for its first cut, Réputation de peine, can be viewed on LingoLyrics courtesy of Christina, with the lyrics translated into (literal) English.

Christina spends her time between Paris and her beautiful mother island of Martinique in the Caribbean.

Reputation de peine – music video with translated lyrics on LINGOLYRICS!

Christina Goh Official Site

Christina Goh on MySpace

www.LingoLyrics.com

Learn to SING in French – and you’ll learn to SPEAK it!

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Gregory Lemarchal – Tragedy and Legacy

March 5, 2009

Grégory Lemarchal was a popular young French singer. He died aged just 23 (May 13, 1983 – April 30, 2007) after winning the hearts of millions with his pure voice and clean-cut good looks. During his short life he:

  • Was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 20 months;
  • Became France’s champion of acrobatic rock aged 12 (1995);
  • Won the Star Academy (Paris, France) televised talent competition in 2004 with 80 per cent of the public vote;
  • Saw his debut single, Ecris l’histoire, reach No.2 in the French charts in 2005 and go platinum;
  • Saw his debut album, Je deviens moi, entered at No.1;
  • Won Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2005) at the NRJ Music Awards;
  • Completed his first solo nationwide tour in 2006, and a DVD of his performance at the Olympia was released;
  • Saw his French duet versions of the British singer Lucie Silvas’ hit single What You’re Made Of go to No.2 in the singles charts.

In 2007, Lemarchal announced that his doctors had ordered him to take a few months off to recuperate from illness. He was never to return to the stage: He died of complications from cystic fibrosis on the morning of April 30, 2007, waiting for an organ transplant.

To hear his amazing music and to read more, please visit:www.lingolyrics.com

Gregory Lemarchal Official Website:
http://gregorylemarchal.artistes.universalmusic.fr/

Association Grégory Lemarchal:http://www.association-gregorylemarchal.com/

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Learn to sing in French – and you’ll learn to speak it!

March 2, 2009

Please also take a moment to check out our site:

www.lingolyrics.com

Watch the best French music videos with something to suit all tastes: from the nostalgia of Edith Piaf (‘La vie en rose’) to the chart-topping rock of Kyo (‘Je Saigne Encore’)… from pop to reggae to classical.

With each video, we’ve provided the transcribed and translated lyrics in English and French (literal translations).

At www.lingolyrics.com you’ll also find:

  • profiles on featured artists and bands
  • latest releases
  • links to official fan sites
  • links to legitimate mp3 download sites, and (coming soon)
  • hot news updates
  • reviews
  • concert alerts and booking links
  • travel booking links (try out your French in France!)
  • recommended language learning products and services

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www.lingolyrics.com
Learn to sing in French – and you’ll learn to speak it!

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Rendezvous with the amazing music-makers of France

March 2, 2009

Hi! We’re Venetia (19) and Bianca (15), bilingual (English/French) sisters living in France. We’re developing our own ezine – www.lingolyrics.com – that makes it easy and fun to learn French.

In our blog we’ll be sharing our passion for the language of love by introducing you to some amazing French musicians.

We’ll be telling you about the likes of:

  • the legendary Edith Piaf, whose life story reads like a thriller – a rollercoaster ride of extreme poverty, fabulous wealth, complete happiness and utter heartbreak
  • tragic Grégory Lemarchal, who died aged just 23 after having won the hearts of millions with his pure voice and clean-cut good looks;
  • gifted musician Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (born Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi): heiress, supermodel, singer, songwriter, First Lady of France

… and many more fascinating personalities – including the great singers and bands at the top of the French charts right now.

We can’t wait to share these amazing stories with you – as well as giving you the chance to listen to some superb French music… and discover what all those beautiful-sounding lyrics mean. (We’re even providing the transcribed and translated lyrics)

Hopefully, like us, you will not only come love French music – you’ll also find that you’re learning to speak French at the same time. =)

à bientôt!

www.lingolyrics.com
Learn to sing in French – and you’ll learn to speak it!