Forever French

Wednesdays 8pm – 9.30pm

Presented by Gabrielle, Sandrine, Angela, Marine, Laura.

Every Wednesday night for over 20 years, there’s been a French show on Eastside Radio. All about music from French-speaking countries, Forever French plays tracks from Belgium, Switzerland, Africa, The French Caribbean, Quebec, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Madagascar and Reunion Island. As the presenters regularly travel to France, they choose the best chansons – thus presenting a program that is current, interesting and always enjoyable.

Forever French was started by Gabrielle and Sandrine as a music program in 2000 and, since then, the team has grown with talented presenters.

In France, in a previous life, Gabrielle Haumesser produced a program for French Public Radio focusing on music, travel and African projects as well as running a nightclub promoting interesting new artists.

Hailing from Bordeaux, Sandrine Charruyer grew up within a musical family: her two youngest brothers were composers, and DJs. At a young age she leaves the family home to travel the globe, before living in both the French Caribbean and New Caledonia. There she discovers the Beguine, Zouk and Reggae style of music. After several years aboard, she settles down permanently in Australian, continuously surrounding herself with individuals passionate about the creative industry. She has and continues to this day to direct and produces films, including her award-winning documentary ‘PAMdemonium’ released in 2018 and her most recent one ‘Inferno Without borders in September 2020.’

Angela Lai is a sassy Hong-Kong born French lover. She arrived in Australia in 2012 after spending 6 months in Paris in university and a year in Nantes where she perfected her French. She joined Forever French in 2017 after meeting Sandrine via Le Petit Theatre de Sydney. Her taste in French music is very eclectic and she’s always on the lookout for new songs, and research for new and coming artists.

Madame Rêve alias Laura Cadeddu is a French Dj born in Paris in 1988 and grew up in Paris in an artistic family. Throughout her life she was always surrounded by musicians, performer artists / comedians and other creative people. She knows how to pleased to sweetest side of your heart by sprinkling some magical sounds from the chillest French Music to the biggest 80’s hit. She’ll bring you good dreams and a solid boogie!

Born in Versailles, Marine Grangier camouflages her French identity with her English but her passion in movies and French music shine through in all the conversations with her. Working in the cinema industry, and as both director and actress for Le Petit Theatre de Sydney, she has a wide range of music appreciation, in particular movie and theatre soundtracks.

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