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The World of Georges Brassens

Sunday April 29, 2-4 pm, The GigSpace, 953 Gladstone, Ottawa.

The World of Georges Brassens is a look at the artist's legacy around the world and across musical genres. Born in 1921, Georges Brassens was one of the most popular singers/ songwriters of postwar France. His work continues to have a tremendous impact not only in France but also around the world. His evocative, provocative songs have been translated in over 20 languages and have inspired musicians across all genres. An urban troubadour, he's often compared to Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen. We selected a collection of titles and trusted our musical ears to find natural connections to other styles. The result is an eclectic mix of jazz, swing, musette waltz, bossa nova, New Orleans, ballads, and reggae, with winks at Django, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Miles Davis, Henri Mancini, Bob Marley, and the Eagles.

 

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