France-Amérique Magazine – April 2023 – Ahead of Earth Day, April 22, we profiled five Gallic startups based in the United States and helping biodiversity, fighting against food waste, and curbing global warming. We also sat down with Tristan Grimbert, the French CEO of EDF Renewables North America, one of the leaders on the green energy market in the United States and Canada. Also in this issue, read about the 15-Minute City, a model born in Paris and advocating for livable, sustainable urban centers; discover our profile of Gérard Araud, the former ambassador of France to the U.S. and a sharp observer of international relations; and read our interview with William Christie, the American conductor who has done more than anyone else for the revival of French baroque music.
“French Classical Music Owes a Lot to American Universities”
American harpsichordist and conductor William Christie has arguably done more than anyone else for the global revival of French baroque music. He now lives in France, but on April 25-26, he will bring his ensemble Les Arts Florissants to Carnegie Hall.
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FROM THE NEWSDESK
France Rethinks, Once Again, Its Relationship with Africa. By Anthony Bulger
COME ON OUT
French Cultural Events in North America. By Tracy Kendrick
Wokeness Dividing the (French) People. By Guy Sorman
Julie Taymor: “The Lion King Makes People Laugh from Paris to New York.” By Guy Sorman
Why the 15-Minute City May Be Your Next Home. By Anthony Bulger
Five French Entrepreneurs Caring for the Planet. By Benoît Georges