Brel


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Brel

(brɛl)
n
(Biography) Jacques (ʒak). 1929–78, Belgian-born composer and singer, based in Paris. His songs include "Ne me quitte pas" ("Don't Leave Me")
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Vous venez de consacrer un nouvel ouvrage a [beaucoup moins que]Jacques Brel et le Maroc[beaucoup plus grand que].
It took place in Canada, Jacques Brel was the lead, and it was directed by a famous cameraman, Alain Levent --it was his first and last film as a director.
All hailing from the North East, Daniel says their key influences can be found in old folk songs, absurdist films and the aforementioned Jaques Brel. "I used to write generally," he explains, "although Ben (Hopkinson, keys) is doing more and more since I'm away.
The company toured Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris for many years to acclaim, but decided to create a new piece about the Belgian chansonnier when new arrival Simon Pennicott joined the company.
The term chos srid zung 'brel can be divided to three parts: "chos," "srid," and "zung 'brel." Although "chos" can be translated as "religion" in English, this translation is not sufficient.
A true 1960s icon, she is known for recording songs in French, with pop heavyweights such as Serge Gainsbourg and Jacques Brel writing for her.
The 45-year-old Bruni has signed with a label that works with such names as Jacques Brel, Leo Ferre, Fela Kuti, Henri Salvador, Bjork, Bob Marley, Queen, U2 and Amy Winehouse.
With an even spread between originals like Queen Of My Heart and Swear It Again and covers of everyone from Michael Buble to Jacques Brel, they had the crowd in the palm of their hand all night.
* FROM Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel to Bonny Raitt and Janis Joplin, you can expect a diverse range of songs given the "va-va-voom" treatment by French singer Flossie Malavialle, Monday's guest at Warwick Folk Club.
The French songs of the celebrated Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel, for example, approximate the demands of poetry, but many translators have produced something merely singable, with lyrics that seldom resemble the original.
The old Baptist church becomes a cabaret again for four concerts this weekend when Eugene's Siri Vik returns with her show "La Vie en Rose," an evening of songs from Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel.
THE life of Belgian singer Jacques Brel is being told in a new play premiering in Southport later this month.