Described as a format-killer composer, singer and producer with eclectic sensitivity, SCARLETT O’HANNA originates from France where she started to learn the piano at 6 and as a kid grew up listening to The Police, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Charles Trenet and Chopin. She forms a band in 2003, Cobson, records one album and plays mostly in France for about 7 years before splitting it up. O’Hanna gets noticed with minimal and mostly instrumental Cheap Bling Bling, first EP under her name, right before leaving France in 2010. She opens for Scout Niblett, Emily Jane White or Laura Veirs and then records 8-track album IMPOSTOR with Rudy Coclet in Brussels. In March 2011 Wilco invites her on a leg of their European tour as their support. While unsigned in Europe, Cocoheart records in Japan releases a special edition album featuring both records.
Few months ago Scarlett went back to France to record ROMANCE FLOATS in La Frette studios. (from her Homepage )
Here is her song “Dramamine”
Inna Modja, born in 1984 in Bamako, Mail, is a pop and dance-pop singer. Listen to her nice french #1 single “Monsieur Sainte Nitouche“:
Manjul is the pseudonym of Julien Souletie, an artist and Dub musician , born in 1976 in the eighteenth arrondissement of Paris. After many years in the islands of Mayotte and Reunion he lives since 13 years in Mali.
Here is his song “Mabeya”
Damien Saez, born in 1977, is a french singer-songwriter from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. Listen to his 2002 single “Fils de france”:
Les Balkanes are a choir from France , singing bulgarian , polyphonic songs , read more here on their homepage
Melissa Nkonda, born in 1990, is a french singer from Saint-Saulve. She is the daugther of an algerian mother and a cameroonian father. Have a listen to her amazing #1 single “Nouveaux Horizons” in Belgium in 2011:
Francis Cabrel, born in 1953, is a french singer-songwriter and guitarist. Listen to his nice piece “Je l’aime à mourir”:
Noel des enfants du Monde is a french christmas songs. Listen to this version of the school choir from Massé:
Anamaría Merino Tijoux (born 1977), commonly known by her stage name Ana Tijoux or Anita Tijoux, is a French-Chilean musician. She became famous in Latin America as the female MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s. In 2006, she crossed over to the mainstream of Latin pop after her collaboration with Mexican songstress Julieta Venegas in the radio hit “Eres para mí”. Tijoux has often been praised for “exploring sensitive matters devoid of violence.” She gained more widespread recognition following her second solo album, 1977.(wiki)
Here is her song “1977″
Joachim Pastor & Romain Dalman are two french DJs and producers from Paris. Listen to their absolutely amazing remix of “Jimmy” by Moriarty: