Episode 1: France (cont.)


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Later, we will go to the Mediterranean region, and start presenting local bands from Auvergne, Brittany, Corsica, and Gascony. The reason why folk compositions became popular were because of tourism, resulting in a boost for development regarding traditional musical elements. French folk music is an example of the revival of this country’s culture, and this is followed after the dominance of classical styles.

Finally, both hosts will be in the French capital, Paris, where at the turn of the 20th century, modern elements evolved, and French music has become famous all over the world. Apart from retaining the traditional compositional sense, modern genres like Pop, Heavy Metal, Rock, Hip-hop, Electronic, Disco, etc., have also evolved especially in the late 20th century and the current 21st century. Some famous artists from France include the metal band Gojira, electronic and DJ artists like Daft Punk and David Guetta, the rock band Magma, besides many others. Two different bands will be playing at the end of the episode to wrap up the show.

The music of France has come a long way right from its beginnings that date back to the 10th century. This can be clearly seen from the difference between modern musical compositions, especially the Electronic, Pop, and Rock elements, to the oldest ones like Chanson, Renaissance motets, and Troubadour types.


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