On Thursday 18 October DJ Natashka will be spinning 100% French music at De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam, with an emphasis on the 1960s with yé-yé girls and pop boys!
Think France Gall, Jacques Dutronc, Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Citroen DS, Eiffel towers and cheese!
Doors: 8 pm, FREE.
Tags: 1960s, Amsterdam, De Nieuwe Anita, sixties, yé-yé
I play Quebecois sixties music here in Amsterdam as well as on Oh la la and I’ve had people ask me, “hey, who is this?” I realise that this music can come off as obscure. There are political and economical reasons for this, but the quick and dirty answer is music from Quebec in French was not known much outside of Quebec for a long time.
Some Quebecois groups worth checking out: César et ses romains (photo), Les Classels, Donald Lautrec, Tony Roman, Pierre Lalonde, Les Hou-lops, Les Lutins and many more. Have a good look around Rétro Jeunesse (In French), a great site with pictures and recording info.
As of late I’ve added music by more recent artists either covering old favourites or being very Oh la la: Coralie Clément, Pascal Parisot, Keren Ann and Fabienne Delsol.
Tags: Québec, yé-yé