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French singer and chanteuse Floanne performs a jazz cabaret of Edith Piaf songs

French actress and singer Floanne Ankah recounts the Piaf story. This authentic French ‘chanteuse’ and farm girl opens the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at Edith Piaf, the legendary ‘Little Sparow’.


Edith Piaf, alive and living in New York

Written and performed by Floanne
Directed by Alice Jankell
Musical direction/piano by Rachel Kaufman
Upright bass: Ray Parker
Percussion: Mario Monaco

The Metropolitan Room - (212) 206-0440
34 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010
Mon, Nov 28 at 7pm & Wed, Nov 30 at 9:30pm

The Triad Theater - (212) 362-2590
158 West 72nd street, New York, NY 10023
Tue, Dec 6 at 9pm & Thur, Dec 8 at 9pm

Tickets $20.00, 2 drinks minimum
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French actress and singer Floanne Ankah recounts the Piaf story in recognition of the 50th anniversary of her death.  This authentic French ‘chanteuse’ and farm girl opens the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary ‘Little Sparrow’ —with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940’ and 50’s.

The performance is a culturally rich and moving presentation that will make you smile, with tunes transporting you to other times and places.  Down to earth, sensual and bohemian as her beloved Edith, Floanne will make you discover her poignant music and share her unconventional life.

The New York premiere of Edith Piaf, Alive and Living in New York is a medley of vintage tunes from Floanne’s native France… with a modern twist.  She will embody the legend, interpreting the melodies from her point of view as a child, imagining Piaf’s characters coming to life.  Yes, both Floanne and Edith Piaf will be attending the rendez-vous.

Floanne has been reviving the tradition of French Music Hall, performing her Chanson, as well as original compositions, with top jazz and cabaret artists.  She is returning at the Metropolitan Room and The Triad, where she performed previous programs, accompanied by her band and her musical weapon, Rachel Kaufman.  This marks Floanne’s first time collaboration with theater director Alice Jankell, who is lending a cutting edge presentation to the cabaret form.  Will you join us for the evening?

FLOANNE is a New York actress and singer from France.  Her vocal repertoire includes French classics, and original compositions.  Ms. Ankah learned her craft as a chanteuse under the mentorship of Jean Brassard and Isengart, and continunes to train her opera voice as a coloratura soprano with April Evans.  She has performed her critically acclaimed cabaret at monthly residencies around town and on NPR.

«Floanne is the French Madonna» —TimeOut NY 
«The last time I left shivers runnig down my spine was at one of Floanne’s concert. Her voice is very unique, with a ‘je ne sais pas quoi’ hypnotizing effect.» —She is French


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