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France begins Piaf centenary celebrations

France begins Piaf centenary celebrations
 
The "Piaf" exhibition at the National Library in Paris runs through to 23 August Wikipédia

The legendary French singer Edith Piaf would have been 100 this year. To mark the anniversary, Paris’s national library, the BnF, launches a major exhibition in tribute to the street singer who became one of French music's most famous voices and a popular idol for a whole generation.

 

Documents, film footage and a wealth of personal memorabilia, including her unique black dress, trace her short but action-packed life, her passion for song and friendship.

Piaf continues to inspire. We visit the exhibition with French singer Caroline Nin whose show Hymne à Piaf runs at the Essaion theatre in Paris from 23 April to 1 August.


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