French Culture – Catastrophe Posted by Tim Hildreth on Sep 1, 2020 in Culture, Music, Vocabulary
The young suedoise (Swede, f.) Greta Thunberg has, over the last few years, reinvigorated a global conversation about the climate and the future of our planet. This week I discovered an interesting French musical group that puts these same concerns to a party beat to remind us that . . .
Ensemble on peut faire mieux
Together we can do better. In today’s world of global pandemics and changement climatique (climate change), we all need to work together if we want to proteger la Terre (protect the Earth). If we do, “tout pourrait être autrement” (everything could be different). And if not …
Mais il faut garder l’espoir (but we must have hope) that life will go on so that we have time to do all the things we cherish encore et encore (again and again; still1See this previous post for an explanation of the different possible meanings of encore.).
The group, Catastrophe, are equal parts musical troupe and performance artists as illustrated by this clip. You can learn more about the group on their website … or by watching the series of videos showing l’envers du décor (the behind the scenes) for their tours. I especially like this one that highlights the power of travel . Or enjoy a little virtual travel of your own with this carte postale virtuelle (virtual postcard).
- 1See this previous post for an explanation of the different possible meanings of encore.
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