Francis Cabrel is one of France’s most popular songwriters. The LO is to inspire a love of French music and to learn some vocab and grammar depending upon the level of your students. Cabrel has sung about social issues such as *La Corrida *(bullfighting) and his songs have been performed by numerous musicians. One of the powerpoints is about bull-fighting and the second one about love and or relationships. I did the bull-fighting one with a year 8 Spanish class and we had a debate ‘for and against bull-fighting.’ The video is tastefully done and you can hear the ‘Gypsy Kings’ at the end. I include a gap-filling listening exercise.
The second powerpoint is about a song by Francis C called *Je t’aime, je t’aimais et je t’aimerai *( I loved you, I love you and I will love you). It would be great for a French class from years 9 -12 and can be adapted. Here is a link to a French artist who has made beautiful video and ‘reprise’ from the original song depicting the relationship between a father (possibly single dad) and a daughter. Seemingly, in the video, the only thing keeping the father going is thoughts of his daughter and the love he has for her:. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgL76dFKVEE
The song has been sung in different languages including in Arabic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4kyoWYEgpk
Please do listen to other songs by Francis Cabrel eg Petite Marie. A good link for translation of the lyrics in English is: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/je-t039aimais-je-t039aime-je-t039aimerai-i-loved-i-love-and-ill-love-you.html