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Stefanie Rummel Presents 'Chansons – Songs & Stories From Piaf, Brel & Me' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Performances run 5-21 August 2022.

Stefanie Rummel Presents 'Chansons – Songs & Stories From Piaf, Brel & Me' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Chansons is characterized by passionate French chansons interpreted in English and French, heart touching autobiographical stories, individual exchange with the audience, intercultural insights and an outlook to the joie de vivre: It is a charming musical cabaret with depth. Interessé?

The in-person version of Chansons plays for a limited run from 5-21 August 2002 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the C ARTS season at C aquila.
Tickets: https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2190000®id=192&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fres.cthearts.com%2Fevent%2F34%3A3713?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1

The digital on-demand version of Chansons can be seen in the C ARTS year-round online digital programme. Tickets: res.CtheArts.com/event/34:3462[HK1]

"Performing at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, singer Stefanie Rummel presents her multi-award winning show Chansons: Songs & Stories from Piaf, Brel & Me. This is a recreation of the authentic Parisian cabaret experience, celebrating the work of Edith Piaf and Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel.

Leaning into influences from across Europe, Rummel takes us on a journey "without the jet lag". Rummel's versatile voice moves from delicate, lingering notes (in a superb cover of Autumn Leaves) to moments of joie de vivre in the Piaf classic, L'Accordeoniste. The tribute to Piaf is sensitively drawn, with an appreciation of the work it took for Piaf to get her voice heard. Rummel also travels across genres. The songlist includes jazz and contemporary pop, including a bright, sunny version of Zaz's Je Veux, Rummel's interpretation of Brel's catalogue, including Ne Me Quitte Pas, is confident and assured, as she explores a complex range of songs that exist in very unique emotional spaces.

With a more intimate feel than traditional cabaret, Rummel maintains a warm, familial presence throughout. Rummel also expands on the wider meaning of 'Chansons', putting story-telling at the heart of her performance. Her clear-eyed observations, particularly in pointing out the differences between the more relaxed European sensibility and the hurried pace of living beyond the Continent, all add up to a show that celebrates a more measured way of life.

Rummel's show is delivered in French, German and English, and she punches through the language barrier by making the wider point that music, specifically great songs, has the power to bring people together. Stefanie Rummel's choice of songs will evoke memories, collective and personal, even if they are not sung in our home language. Rummel's ability to connect to her audience through song is both charming and seductive. Chansons delivers a simple but moving message: it is through song that we are finally able to understand each other." Helen Tope Review

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