The music of France is incredibly diverse, with a plethora of styles such as chanson and bal musette being popular nationwide. Local regions within the country, some with their own languages, are preserving and developing their own musical traditions. The arrival of migrants from all over the former French Empire, and elsewhere, during the last 100 years or so has added new sounds to this mix. The Rough Guide To The Music Of France gives you a glimpse of the variety of instruments, vocal styles, influences and dialects, taking you on a musical Tour de France.
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