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Happy Birthday to Jean Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963)

geneseelibby:

Happy Birthday to Jean Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963)

frenchhistory:


Chocolat danse dans le “Irish and American Bar”, 1896
@credits

Orphan, Rafal Padilla, born in Cuba in 1868, was sold to serve a rich Portuguese and brought to Europe. After escaping to Spain,  he was discovered by the clown Tony Grice in Bilbao, who made him his partner. Padilla gained the nickname of ‘Chocolat’.
He then teamed up with the clown Footit in 1886, in Paris, where they became famous with their show, with Footit as an authoritarian clown who would correct Chocolat for his mistakes. It seems that the French expression “Je suis chocolat” (I’m chocolate”) meaning “I’m fooled” comes from his character.
His success was at its highest in 1905, when they produced at the Folies Bergères. But in 1910 the team split up, and Padilla didn’t manage to find a job as an actor, despite his qualities. He died in poverty in 1917.

frenchhistory:

Chocolat danse dans le “Irish and American Bar”, 1896

@credits

Orphan, Rafal Padilla, born in Cuba in 1868, was sold to serve a rich Portuguese and brought to Europe. After escaping to Spain,  he was discovered by the clown Tony Grice in Bilbao, who made him his partner. Padilla gained the nickname of ‘Chocolat’.

He then teamed up with the clown Footit in 1886, in Paris, where they became famous with their show, with Footit as an authoritarian clown who would correct Chocolat for his mistakes. It seems that the French expression “Je suis chocolat” (I’m chocolate”) meaning “I’m fooled” comes from his character.

His success was at its highest in 1905, when they produced at the Folies Bergères. But in 1910 the team split up, and Padilla didn’t manage to find a job as an actor, despite his qualities. He died in poverty in 1917.

Rien d’audacieux n’existe sans la désobéissance à des règles.

Jean Cocteau - Painter, writer.

From “Poésie Critique”

Miss Van - Street art artist

Nommés aux Victoires de la Musique 2012

So, the nominees list for the “French Grammy’s” is up ! Good occasion to discover artists you haven’t heard of before :) 

> Artiste masculin de l’année

Benjamin Biolay
Julien Clerc
Thomas Dutronc
Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine

> Artiste féminine de l’année
Catherine Ringer
Camille
Nolwenn Leroy
Zaz

> Groupe ou artiste révélation du public (vote de public)
Brigitte
L
Inna Modja
Orelsan

> Groupe ou artiste révélation scène de l’année
Alexis HK
Brigitte
Imany
Skip The Use

> Album “chanson” de l’année
Camille - “Ilo Veyou”
Coeur de Pirate - “Blonde”
Catherine Ringer - “Ring’n’roll”
Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine - “Suppléments de mensonge”

> Chanson originale de l’année (vote de public pendant l’émission)
Jean-Louis Aubert - “Puisses-tu”
Camille - “L’étourderie”
Mika - “Elle me dit”
Laurent Voulzy - “Jeanne”

> Spectacle/tournée de l’année
Jean-Louis Aubert
Catherine Ringer
Stromae
Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine

> Album rock de l’année
Archimède - “Trafalgar”
Izia - “So Much Trouble”
Keren Ann - “101”
Shaka Ponk - “The Geeks & The Jerkin Socks”

> Album rap/musiques urbaines de l’année
Booba - “Autopsie, Vol. 4”
Joeystarr - “Egomaniac”
La Fouine - “La Fouine vs. Laouni”
Orelsan - “Le chant des sirènes”

> Album musiques du monde de l’année
Jehro - “Cantina Paradise”
Magic System - “Touté Kalé”
Titi Robin - “Les Rives”
Tinariwen - “Tassili”

> Album de musiques électroniques de l’année
General Elektriks - “Parker Street”
David Guetta - “Nothing But the Beat”
Justice - “Audio, Video, Disco”
Yuksek - “Living on the Edge of Time”

> Clip vidéo de l’année
Julien Doré - “Kiss Me Forever”
Inna Modja - “French Cancan”
Orelsan - “Raelsan”
Vanessa Paradis et M - “la Seine”

> DVD musical de l’année
Indochine - “Putain de stade”
M - “les Saisons de passage”
Christophe Maé - “On trace la route, live”

Raphael - “Live, filmé par Jacques Audiard”