Charlotte Gainsbourg Will Tour The U.S. This April

The French singer brings her tour through the United States in April.

Charlotte Gainsbourg is on the road again. The Franco-British singer and actress will be on tour in the United States in April of this year. She will stop in Boston (April 7), Washington (April 8), Brooklyn (April 9), and San Francisco (April 15) and before heading to Coachella in Indio, California.

The star, who made her musical debut at the age of 12, will promote her latest album “Rest,” in which she recalls the death of her father, the famous Serge Gainsbourg, and her half-sister, Kate Barry. It was released in November 2017. The album is produced by the French DJ Sebastian Akchoté, alias “SebastiAn”, who has collaborated with Frank Ocean and Fall Out Boy. He also worked on Gainsbourg’s EP, “Take 2”, released in December.

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Beyond glyphosate: French vineyards shift away from controversial weedkiller

France’s wine industry can become “the first in the world without glyphosate”, President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday at the Paris Agriculture Fair. But is foregoing the controversial herbicide possible? FRANCE 24 spoke with vintners.

At France’s largest, if temporary, farm – the country’s annual agricultural fair, held at Porte de Versailles exhibition grounds on the southern rim of Paris – it was barely 10am on Monday and Xavier Martin was already enjoying a glass of red wine.

At a stand showcasing his wine from Irouléguy in the Basque country, the 58-year-old had just polished off a fried egg and a slice of grilled bacon. “Wine, I was born in it,” the fifth-generation winegrower says. A salon jury had just rewarded his 2017 Mignaberry rosé with a gold medal.

Martin, who gave up on synthetic herbicides 20 years ago, feels strongly about glyphosate. “We must keep our soils clean, just as we received them from our ancestors, to pass them on to our children,” the bearded vintner says.

“These grounds will outlive us. We must work to preserve them.” Continue reading “Beyond glyphosate: French vineyards shift away from controversial weedkiller”