The Nights of Edith Piaf

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She rose every day at dusk and sang, rehearsed, performed, ate and drank until dawn. Then slept all day, woke up and began to create and unravel again as the sun went down. Nearly every song Edith Piaf sang was from a moment of her life from the streets of Paris. She would tell her composer and musician lovers a story, or describe a feeling or show them a gesture, “write me a song about being lonely in London on a Sunday…” And they would put music and words to her pain and passion, giving her back her own musical autobiography. Charles Aznavour, Francis Lai, Georges Moustaki, Henri Contet, some of France’s greatest musicians recall their nights with Edith Piaf.

Produced by The Kitchen Sisters in collaboration with Raquel Bitton, who hosts and translates the program.