Title

Singing from the Edges: Tété’s Brand of French Musical Métissage

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Publication Source

The French Review

Volume

82

Issue

6

Inclusive pages

1194-1211

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

This article presents an overview of the French pop singer, Tété, and some of the issues raised in his music and situates them in relation to what is generally referred to as the musical métissage or hybridization that characterizes much of the French urban music scene in recent years. This overview is accompanied by an appendix containing a brief interview with Tété as well as some ideas for how to use Tété’s music to introduce students of French to questions of identity and social justice among French youth today, including a sample lesson plan for teaching the music video, “La Relance.”

Disciplines

French and Francophone Language and Literature

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