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Stacey Kent: Raconte-Moi…

The decision by American-born, British-based Stacey Kent to record her latest album entirely in French may seem odd, but the move is actually pretty commonsensical. Kent speaks the language with both the fluency and flair of a native and has been performing and recording French material for nearly a decade. Her fan base across France is immense, her concerts there are invariably SRO, and last year she became one of the youngest inductees to the elite Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, placing her in the venerated company of Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Patti Smith.

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