Georges Moustaki

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Georges Moustaki was born on May 3, 1934, in Alexandria, Egypt, to a Greek father and an Egyptian mother. He spent most of his childhood in Alexandria, and was deeply influenced by the multicultural atmosphere of the city. He showed an early talent for music and poetry, and began writing songs in both French and Greek.

In 1951, Moustaki moved to Paris to study philosophy, but he soon turned his attention to music. He started performing in small clubs and cafes, and wrote songs for other artists. In the 1960s, he became associated with the Parisian bohemian scene, and was friends with many famous artists, writers, and musicians.

In 1969, Moustaki released his first album, "Le Métèque", which included the hit song of the same name. "Le Métèque" became an instant success and established Moustaki as a major figure in French chanson. The song, which tells the story of a foreigner in France, struck a chord with audiences and became an anthem for immigrants and outsiders.

Moustaki was known for his deep and warm voice, and for his poetic and politically-engaged songs about love, freedom, and brotherhood. He often used his music to express his political beliefs, and was a vocal supporter of various causes, including feminism, pacifism, and the struggle for human rights.

Throughout his career, Moustaki continued to write, compose, and perform. He released more than 30 albums, and wrote songs for other famous French singers, such as Édith Piaf, Yves Montand, Barbara, and Serge Reggiani. Some of his most famous songs include "Ma Solitude", "Joseph", "Sarah", "Il est trop tard", "Les eaux de Mars", and "La philosophie".

Despite health problems in his later years, Moustaki continued to perform until the end of his life. He received numerous awards for his contribution to French music, including the Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros, the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and the Légion d'honneur.

Georges Moustaki passed away on May 23, 2013, in Nice, France, at the age of 79. He left behind a rich legacy of music and poetry, and is remembered as one of the great artists of French chanson.


--> Follow Paris Chanson's YouTube's channel to listen to and watch his most beautiful songs: 

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWflgUzryeDxfv2RI2I_kWguAD4MpjvCU

Georges Moustaki was born on May 3, 1934, in Alexandria, Egypt, to a Greek father and an Egyptian mother. He spent most of his childhood in Alexandria, and was deeply influenced by the multicultural atmosphere of the city. He showed an early talent for music and poetry, and began writing songs in both French and Greek.

In 1951, Moustaki moved to Paris to study philosophy, but he soon turned his attention to music. He started performing in small clubs and cafes, and wrote songs for other artists. In the 1960s, he became associated with the Parisian bohemian scene, and was friends with many famous artists, writers, and musicians.

In 1969, Moustaki released his first album, "Le Métèque", which included the hit song of the same name. "Le Métèque" became an instant success and established Moustaki as a major figure in French chanson. The song, which tells the story of a foreigner in France, struck a chord with audiences and became an anthem for immigrants and outsiders.

Moustaki was known for his deep and warm voice, and for his poetic and politically-engaged songs about love, freedom, and brotherhood. He often used his music to express his political beliefs, and was a vocal supporter of various causes, including feminism, pacifism, and the struggle for human rights.

Throughout his career, Moustaki continued to write, compose, and perform. He released more than 30 albums, and wrote songs for other famous French singers, such as Édith Piaf, Yves Montand, Barbara, and Serge Reggiani. Some of his most famous songs include "Ma Solitude", "Joseph", "Sarah", "Il est trop tard", "Les eaux de Mars", and "La philosophie".

Despite health problems in his later years, Moustaki continued to perform until the end of his life. He received numerous awards for his contribution to French music, including the Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros, the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and the Légion d'honneur.

Georges Moustaki passed away on May 23, 2013, in Nice, France, at the age of 79. He left behind a rich legacy of music and poetry, and is remembered as one of the great artists of French chanson.


--> Follow Paris Chanson's YouTube's channel to listen to and watch his most beautiful songs: 

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWflgUzryeDxfv2RI2I_kWguAD4MpjvCU

Top Tracks

Le métèque 1

Le métèque

Ma solitude 2

Ma solitude

Les eaux de Mars 3

Les eaux de Mars

Il est trop tard 4

Il est trop tard

Joseph 5

Joseph

Le facteur 6

Le facteur

Ma Liberté 7

Ma Liberté

Il y avait un jardin 8

Il y avait un jardin

Le temps de vivre 9

Le temps de vivre

Sans La Nommer 10

Sans La Nommer

Top Albums

Le Métèque
Le Métèque
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Un métèque en liberté (disc 2)
Un métèque en liberté (disc 2)
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Le Meteque
Le Meteque
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