San Francisco, USA – The Rough guide collection travels to France this time. The music of France is incredibly diverse, with a plethora of styles such as chanson and bal musette being popular nationwide. Local regions within the country, some with their own languages, are preserving and developing their own musical traditions.
The arrival of migrants from all over the former French Empire, and elsewhere, during the last 100 years or so has added new sounds to this mix. The Rough Guide to the Music of France gives you a glimpse of the variety of instruments, vocal styles, influences and dialects, taking you on a musical Tour de France.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.