BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE
Edith Piaf Karaoke Room
Today we took on an exciting new adventure at our photo shoot of the outstanding exhibition marking the centennial of Edith Piaf's birth, which was held at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
We gladly took the chance to understand who Edith Piaf really was and we were happy to discover that she loved to laugh in spite of all the hardships life threw her way. Her voice, her story, her performance: everything contributed to turning the small street singer into a star, one of the major and worldwide famous figures of French popular culture. The exhibition unfolded the important moments of the singer’s life in a display of photographs, posters, letters, programmes, sound recordings, and good luck charms such as the artist's famous little black dress.
The centerpiece of the PIAF exhibition was also our shooting subject, the PIAF Karaoke room. Hidden behind a little black curtain, the karaoke booth instantly takes you to a time and setting of intense romanticism, making you feel like you are "The Little Sparrow" herself as soon as the music starts. We sang from the top of our lungs "Je ne regret rien", with a straightforward sense of passion and tenacity while the other Piaf buffs enjoyed our one-of-a-kind artistic performance.
We got to know Edith Piaf, her endurance and intensity got to us and she inspired us for another hundred years.
EDITH PIAF KARAOKE ROOM
"The magic of Piaf is her repertoire that touches everyone,” said Joël Huthwohl, the head curator of the exhibit, in an interview with The Guardian. “She sang simple songs with lovely melodies that spoke to everyone at those important moments in their lives."