Venezuela – Question & Answer – Excerpt from the press release (09.01.20)

P: Does France still consider Juan Guaidó the legitimate president of Venezuela? What is your position regarding what happened on January 5 in the Venezuelan parliament? R: France celebrates the re-election of Juan Guaidó as president of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on January 5. Consequently, for France, he remains the […]

Achille Zavatta, a serious clown life

Published on : 05/18/2020 – 16:10Modified : 05/18/2020 – 16:38 Achille Zavatta (1915-1993) began his career as a circus man at the age of 4 before becoming famous with the character of the clown Augustus. He returned in 1973, in the program Radioscopie, on the circus and its words, regretting that their use in everyday […]

Blaise Cendrars, backpacker, tells the story

Published on : 05/13/2020 – 16:17 Blaise Cendrars, (1887-1961), Swiss writer and poet, amputated right arm after his engagement during the First World War. His travels, between a Europe at war and the Americas, have inhabited his writings. In this archive, he returns to these stories. But also : – A meeting with the director […]

When the poet Gaston Miron learned about his grandfather’s illiteracy

The Quebecer Gaston Miron (1928-1996) could have embarked on a religious career if he had not been overtaken by poetry. In this archive, he recounts his discovery of his grandfather’s illiteracy which led him to write, and his attachment to the French language. But also : – A meeting with Pascal Rogard, general manager of […]

From childhood to the galleys, when Henri Charrière became “Papillon”

Published on : 05/04/2020 – 16:18Modified : 05/04/2020 – 17:51 Meeting with the voice and accent of the south of Henri Charrière (1906-1973) called “Papillon”, a former convict taking his nickname from a tattoo. But Papillon is also the name of the book released in 1969 in which he told his incredible story, making him […]

How Georges Simenon learned to “not do literary”

The Belgian writer Georges Simenon is the most widely read French-speaking author in the world, notably famous for being the father of Commissioner Maigret. It is our “Remarkable Voice” of the day. He tells of his addiction to writing and how he spent his life “not doing literary” on the advice of Colette. But also […]

Mistinguett’s first “lady” hat

Published on : 04/28/2020 – 16:30Modified : 04/28/2020 – 17:05 In the second episode of “Remarkable Voices”, place Mistinguett, singer, actress, reviewer and especially symbol of Paris in the Roaring Twenties. In this sound archive, she evokes her memories of youth and her “first elegant woman’s hat”. .

The remarkable voice of Amadou Hampâté Bâ

Published on : 04/27/2020 – 16:38 First episode of our sound archive series “Les Voix Remarquables” with the Malian writer and ethnologist Amadou Hampâté Bâ. On the program: an original archive in which he evokes the story of the elders, the importance of oral tradition and Muslim mysticism. But also :– A meeting with Alexandre […]

DRC requests postponement to summer 2022

Published on : 04/23/2020 – 12:58Modified : 04/23/2020 – 23:12 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) requests a postponement “to the summer of 2022” of the next Games of La Francophonie, scheduled from July 23 to August 1, 2021 in Kinshasa, ensures the International Games Committee (CIJF). The CIJF evokes the international context, linked to […]

Theater 10 of 10: “To life to love”, by Julie Annen

Published on : 04/13/2020 – 16:17 Eva is passionate, Eva is intense … Finally, was, because Eva is dead. The professor just announced it to the class. Dan left screaming. Dan loved her, he was with her the night before. Sonia was also with her. With them. Sonia also loved Eva. Who loved him, who […]