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Brigitte Fontaine


Who is Brigitte Fontaine?

Brigitte Fontaine, born in 1939 in Morlaix in the Brittany region of France, is a singer of avant-garde music. During the course of her career she has employed numerous unusual musical styles such melding rock and roll, folk, jazz, electronica, spoken word poetry and world rhythms. She has collaborated with such celebrated musicians as Stereolab, Michel Colombier, Jean-Claude Vannier, Areski Belkacem, Gotan Project, Sonic Youth, Antoine Duhamel, Grace Jones, Noir Désir, Archie Shepp, Arno and The Art Ensemble of Chicago. She is also a novelist, writer, actress, playwright, and poet.


"Brigitte Fontaine" a.k.a. "Brigitte" is a musical album of Brigitte Fontaine.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

Performers like Brigitte Fontaine (1939–) have fused traditional chanson with other styles, notably rock and jazz. Jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli founded one of the first all-string jazz bands, the Quintette du Hot Club de France (“Hot Club ...

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