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Entretien CROISé - la chanson francophone 

A l’époque où la chanson anglophone est omniprésente, qu’en est-il de la musique francophone ?  

Entretien croisé entre Charles Spira - créateur du podcast « Bonjour Chanson » - et Magali Michaut - autrice compositrice qui a joué dimanche 24 octobre à 16h au Théâtre Munganga à Amsterdam.

"Bonjour Chanson"

​​​You are starting French and are looking for new fun ways to practice your listening skills? The Bonjour Chanson podcast is made for you! You will discover French songs introduced in English by Charles Spira. It is time to French up your spotify playlist !

The creator and host of Bonjour Chanson is Charles Spira, ​he was born in Belgium and now lives in the United States. 

During his childhood, Charles used to go to the Music Hall with his mother. There, he met Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, George Brassens, Jacques Brel and many others and fell in love with French music.

50 years later, he decided to create a podcast in English to introduce to the beauty of French song to the English-speaking public.

His podcast is now broadcasted in Canada, the United States, France and Switzerland.


Past events


Sunday, October 24th 2021 - 4pm - Teatro Muganga

After the success of her last online concert during the pandemic, Magali Michaut is doing her next show at Teatro Muganga on the 24th of October, 4pm! 

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentist, finalist of the concours de la chanson Alliance Française in the Hague in 2017, Magali Michaut comes back to the Netherlands with her guitar to present to you her first album Impressionniste, which was recorded in Copenhagen, where she has been living for the last 4 years, and released on Aug 27th, 2021.

Blending together influences from classical music, French chansons and folk ballads, Magali presents strong and poetic texts and transports you into the streets of Paris and around the world. She grew up in Cergy-Pontoise, near Paris, and played violin in symphonic orchestras in Paris, Cambridge, Toronto and Amsterdam. In 2014, she started on the Dutch songwriter scene, performing her songs in English and French on guitar, piano and ukulele.

Artists like Magali Michaut will make you fall in love with French music!.” – ROCKNBOLD (Brazil), March 21st, 2021

For French "Fête nationale", join the Premiere of

Aznavour, le regard de Charles  

Wednesday, 14th July - 8pm - Eye Filmmuseum

Photography by Martin Bertrand

In order to celebrathe the French National Day, we invite you, in collaboration with Piece of Magic Entertainment and the Eye filmmuseum, at the projection of the movie Aznavour, Le Regard de Charles

Please find below the program of this unique night: 
- 20.45: arrival with a glass of wine or a non-alcoholic drink offered to you
- 21.00: opening of the screening room
- 21.10: introduction by Alliance Française Amsterdam
- 21.20: performance by Gerard Alderliefste and friends
- 21.40: beginning of the projection of the movie Aznavour, Le Regard de Charles
- 23.05: end of the screening

Enjoy our "Fête de la musique" with TESS ET LES MOUTONS

Sunday, 20th June - 8pm - Torpedo Teater and Online

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