Friday, October 11, 2013

Anouk Aïata

We here at Infomaniac enjoy listening to the songs of Parisienne chanteuse, Anouk Aïata.



Anouk cites a few of her influences as Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, and Dalida.

Combining jazz, folk, and gypsy rhythms, her music is the perfect tonic after a long day of all work and no play.

Listen for yourself as she sings, accompanied by cellist Amos Mâh, “Pourquoi regardes-tu la lune?” (Why Are You Looking At The Moon?); a song about a woman who catches her lover staring wistfully at the moon…



18 comments:

  1. you mean like us,
    who are often staring wistfully
    at some infomaniac moon?

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    1. NORMA: ♫When the moon hits your eye Like a big pizza pie That’s amore♫

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  2. Apparently, some in the Roma and Sinti community consider "gypsy" to be a culturally insensitive term.

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    1. LX: I’ve never eaten a 'Gypsy Schnitzel' although I may have enjoyed a German sausage.

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    2. Speaking of gypsies, don’t EVER watch the reality show, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.

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    3. Can we get back to the MUSIC now?

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    1. MAGO: Yes, her stage name is Maori for ‘the woman who eats the clouds in the sky.’

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  4. Nice song. I didn't understand a single word. Canadians can be so hard to understand sometimes. It's like y'all speak a foreign language...

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    1. AYEM8Y: She’s from France, not a French-Canadian like our Huggy Jon.

      Here’s a rough translation of part of the song:

      Why are you looking at the moon in this sad and pensive way?
      Why are you looking at the moon?
      What do you see in that glow?
      A little hope, a little love that you don’t see in daylight
      A little happiness, not too many tears.

      Wake me when you’ll be leaving.
      Kiss me if it’s not too late.
      The moon has no better thing to do, than to hang over the earth and make the entire world dream, touched by its rays of beauty.

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  5. Merci, ma chérie.

    xoxo
    Jehan-Pierre

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    1. HUGGY JON: Avec plaisir, mon ami.

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  6. That is lovely music. thanks MJ..

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    1. PRINNY: Cheers. Or should I say, "Bottoms Up!"

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