Art & Culture 110'


From the French Touch of the 1990-2000s to now, the various French music scenes have constantly reappropriated this musical heritage, which was born in the 1970s and is now unavoidable. Generation after generation, disco has remained the universal language of partying and letting loose.


In the 1970s, the most prominent French-speaking artists embraced disco and propelled it to the top of the charts. Up until the early 1980s, it was the French Sound that won worldwide acclaim. A sound owned by a few French wizards who created the most emblematic groups of this worldwide movement, such as the Village People. Some of the French pioneers of the genre include Cerrone, whose music has spread around the world and continues to inspire young musicians to this day.


But behind the rhinestones, sequins and disco balls lies a movement that's far more anti-establishment than it seems, capable of transforming dance floors into a machine for integrating all sexual and ethnic minorities.

Direction: François Chaumont

Production: Flair Production for France Télévisions

Languages: French

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