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Talking robots in a French short story from 1885
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Talking robots in a French short story from 1885

Here is a very short text by Coquelin cadet I found among the new documents published on the digital library Gallica today morning. It is signed under the pseudonym “Pirouette” and is taken from “Le Livre des convalescents” published in 1885. Coquelin writes about talking mannequins featuring a phonograph that could be placed inside the trains. … Continue reading

Sound heritage and Azeri folk music… A guest contribution in the French Huffington Post
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Sound heritage and Azeri folk music… A guest contribution in the French Huffington Post

As part of the 2015 European Heritage Days, the French Huffington Post invited the team of the BnF’s digital library Gallica to become a one-day community manager. For this occasion, several “Gallicanautes” (these intensive users of Gallica sharing their finds online) were invited to publish an article about a document of their choice. I chose to write … Continue reading

New Year’s 78 rpm records selection
Algeria / Antilles / Auvergne / Biguine / Cameroon / France / Martinique / Vietnam

New Year’s 78 rpm records selection

I wish I could have posted more on Ceints de bakélite in 2014… Before this year ends, here is a new selection of 78 rpm records from my collection. Enjoy! Timothee Tibo Essombe – Moni Ma Man I didn’t find any information about Timothee Tibo Essombe, the performer of this catchy song from Cameroon in … Continue reading