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A bilingual podcast about French and Francophone culture in New York
Hosted and produced by Pascale Richard, Director of Lycée Francais de New York Cultural Center
Image by Serge Bloch, Music by Maxime Boublil.

Further information https://culturalcenter.lfny.org/

La Culture Oui, But Why? Pascale Richard is director of Cultural Events at the Lycee since 2011. Her background is in journalism and writing. She is a graduate of Sciences-po and holds a master’s in journalism from New York University.

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A bilingual podcast about French and Francophone culture in New York
Hosted and produced by Pascale Richard, Director of Lycée Francais de New York Cultural Center
Image by Serge Bloch, Music by Maxime Boublil.

Further information https://culturalcenter.lfny.org/

    Artist Dephine Diallo: Yes, I can!

    Artist Dephine Diallo: Yes, I can!

    French Senegalese artist Delphine Diallo who is based in Brooklyn, in conversatiojn with the host talks about her work, her photography and collages. Former assistant to American artist Peter Beard, Delphine Diallo chooses to concentrate on the beauty and strength of Black women's bodies as a way to find her own identity.
    Established in New York since 2011, Delphine also talks about her love for the city.
    Delphine is one of the guests of the panel on Culture and Diversity organized by the Lycee Francais de New York Cultural Center on October 6, 2020. culturacenter.lfny.org
    Her website is http://www.delphinediallo.com/
    Music by Maxim Boublil, Camille Berthault, Ángel Hernández, Michele Nobler

    • 16 min
    Lucie Tiberghien, Founder of Molière in the Park

    Lucie Tiberghien, Founder of Molière in the Park

     
    Lucie Tiberghien is a French and American theater director and translator, based in Brooklyn, NY.
    In 2018, she founded Molière in the Park, the first non-profit in Brooklyn solely dedicated to bringing free theater to Prospect Park on a yearly basis. 
    Last June, she co-presented with French Institute Alliance Francaise, a Tartuffe online that was dubbed "Revolutionary" by the New York Times theater critic.
    On October 24, 2020, Lucie Tiberghien will direct the School of Wives online, s show co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Francaise
    She was raised just outside Geneva where at an early age she began her career as a dancer (Grand Théâtre de Genève). She then moved to Paris after high school to further her training in music and dance, then went back to school to study history and political science. After graduating from Geneva Webster University she moved to New York to pursue a career in directing.
    Music by Maxime Boublil, Camille Berthault, Georges Bizet, Boccherini, Stephen J Rice

    • 25 min
    Writing Songs For the Digital Age with Alum Maxime Boublil

    Writing Songs For the Digital Age with Alum Maxime Boublil

    Lycée Français de New York Alum Maxime Boublil is a French pop songwriter living in L.A. who has been in the industry for over six years.
    As a songwriter, he works with music studios affiliated with Warner and Sony as well as independent labels. HIs goal is "to put his heart into artist's songs hoping to find the perfect melody that will elevate and hopefully create the record the artist deserves."
    He begun his career as a sound engineer on "The Voice" Australia and started composing after that.
    Both French and American, Maxime is the son of librettist Alain Boublil ( Les Misérables, Miss Saigon.. ) and singer Marie Zamora.
    In this podcast, we hear Maxime's compositons including the original Music of La Culture Oui, But Why?, "Problems" and "All Falls Down" interpreted by Maxime himself.
    Follow him on Instagran @ Maximepretends.

    • 19 min
    Episode 4 Ronald Guttman and Albert Camus with Alexis LLoyd on The Fall

    Episode 4 Ronald Guttman and Albert Camus with Alexis LLoyd on The Fall

    Belgian Actor Ronald Guttman performs on August 21, 2020 at Guild Hall in East Hampton a dramatization of novel The Fall by French writer Albert Camus (1913-1960). La Culture Oui, But Why? explores the acting world of Ronald Guttman and invites screen-writer Alexis lloyd who adapted the novel to theater. The monologue will also be performed in October at the French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York.
    Ronald Guttman, founder and president of HIGHBROW, is also an actor, producer, and art collector. Ronald Guttman's long list of acting credits includes film, television, and theater. Mr. Guttman began his acting career in Brussels, Belgium, where he performed at The National Theatre in plays by Beckett, Schnitzler, Racine, Turgenev, and Camus, among others. He lives in New York and in Bridgehampton, NY
    Alexis Lloyd is a French film writer, director and producer best known for his film 30 Beats. He was Managing Director of Pathé UK. He lives in New York.
    Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, and journalist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second-youngest recipient in history. His novel The Fall was published in 1952-1958.

    • 22 min
    The First Name of New York Was French

    The First Name of New York Was French

    The French King Francis the First sent the explorer Giovanni de Verrazano to find a road to Asia. Verrazano arrived in New York in April 16, 1524 aboard La Dauphone. He called the bay "Marguerite" after Francis the First's sister and called the land Angouleme as Francis I was also Count of Angouleme. A copy of Verrazano's report sits at the Morgan Library in a secluded room. The report was rediscovered in 1946 by a teacher from the Lycee Francais de New York, a bilingual private school in Manhattan. French movie director Marie-France Brière told this whole story in her documentary film "If New York Was Called Angouleme". In this episod, librarian Damien Renon and Director Marie-France Briere are intyerviewed

    • 12 min
    French Artist Beatrice Coron

    French Artist Beatrice Coron

    Today we are meeting French artist Beatrice Coron.
    She creates cut out silhouettes. Beatrice can talk at length about this art form invented in China and later came to France where Etienne de Silhouette, Minister of Finance under Louis XV, introduced the first portraits à la silhouette;  
    She is present these days at the The New York HIstorical Society with an exhibition called Hi Five! : Stories of the Five Boroughs until September 2020.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Casteliane ,

Listening to Maxime Boublil

Lovely to hear a young voice and get a glimpse on studio life. Maxime Boublil, someone to follow on Instagram @maximepretends

Luzzien ,

Exceptional

Such a marvelous podcast!

Mark10028 ,

A bridge between two cultures

Wonderful podcast! A bridge between two cultures that have so much in common!

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