I've been listening to last.fm lately, and while I'm sure I'm one of the last to jump on board, it's been a lovely ride through the annals of French pop. I started the journey in typical fashion, ie not knowing what to do, so I typed in Mano Negra and starting listening to all the 'similar artists', which gave me access to some old friends I met at RFI and new groups I had never heard of.
Here's a picture of Julieta Venegas and Caetano Veloso for you, which I lifted from Julieta's myspace page. In the caption she writes: Caetano, es lo maximo!!!! She was so excited to meet him, natch. She could hardly be cuter, good people.
So here's a video of her being wicked cute. GREAT group dance happening here. Let me know if you want to get together and learn it for the upcoming talent show! This song is not her newest but it's lovely and was filmed in Argentina.
Also in the video is Anita Tijoux, from the Chilean hip hop group Makiza, who were so good back in the fin de siècle. I'm going to make it easy for you to remember: