Brigitte Fontaine, coupled with longtime partner Areski Belkacem, known as Areski, have produced some of wildest and most forward thinking acoustic music to come out of France. She was born in Brittany in 1939 and started her career in the 50's. She moved to Paris at age 17 to become an actress, always having been interested in comedy, theatre and writing since early childhood. Although she turned to singing in 1963, she always maintained a theatrical aspect to her music and performances.
Early in her singing career, while opening for the George Brassens show at the famous Bobino music theatre in the Montparnasse section of Paris, Fontaine developed her play, Maman J'ai Peur,... Read More