La chanson de Sarah
French chanson owes much to writers and performers of Jewish origin. Many have remained very discreet about their genealogy, to the point of embodying the archetypal France, like Simone Signoret and her cheeky accent, daughter of the Polish Jew André Kaminker, who made a career under the name of her Provençal mother. But over the years, the repressed feelings came to the surface, which led to some surprises…
Sarah’s song presents itself as a “sung lecture”. In reality, it is a musical show that tells a story through songs, performed live on guitar or accordion, or heard in their original version.
Henri Goldman is currently editor-in-chief of the Belgian magazine Politique. But in another life, he was a singer-songwriter and performed dozens of times in Belgium and France. Now he’s back on the scene.