Jean-Jacques Goldman is back: he has written a new song, a title with a very strong theme

Jean-Jacques Goldman is back: he has written a new song, a title with a very strong theme
Jean-Jacques Goldman is back: he has written a new song, a title with a very strong theme

He hadn’t been heard from again for several months, and he happily cultivates his silence and anonymity. It’s almost ten years that the French favorite singer chose to put an end to his media career, falling back into anonymity, first in London to escape the paparazzi, and now in the surroundings of Marseille. If his son Michael has acquired greater notoriety in recent years by agreeing to put on the coat of director of the star Academy on TF1, Jean-Jacques Goldman prefers to remain in the shadows, even if he always keeps an eye on the annual Enfoirés concerts notably.

Better yet, although he has stopped producing and recording, Jean-Jacques Goldman has probably not definitively turned the page on music. The 73-year-old singer, who continues to write, gave the best gift to one of his fans. As revealed by our colleagues at Parisian this Saturday, May 18, 2024, a school teacher contacted him in 2020 in the almost vain hope that he would write her a song about resistance and the duty to remember. But against all odds, Nadia Bachmar couldn’t believe her eyes when she discovered the favorable response that the author and composer addressed to him.

Unfortunately, confinement requiresNadia’s project with her CM1 class was initially aborted, but discussions with Jean-Jacques Goldman continued, despite a few small hiccups: Our few exchanges were epistolary. And my letter which contained my email never reached him. I think I forgot to stamp it.” relates today the one who continues to work with her CM1 students who are now in the 4th grade. While waiting for Goldman’s response, the teacher invites in his class Michael Joneseternal friend of Jean-Jacques Goldman, with whom he notably designed the cult title I give you. “I laughed a lot when a student asked him if he knew any stars, without understanding that he had one in front of him” remembers Nadia.

Goldman granted a video to the students

Realizing that Goldman never received her missive, she wrote to him again and then the incredible happened. A month later, she received the song from the artist, called Resistant : “I couldn’t believe it. I was overcome by emotion. In this new composition, the singer does not hesitate to give voice, since he reads in the first part of the piece the letter from the resistance fighter Missak Manouchian.

“He wanted the children to grasp the text, I told him it would be better if it was him. He understood my approach, the idea of ​​transmission, telling them: “It’s up to you to resist now“, explains the school teacher from Vénissieux (Rhône). Once the song is received, all that remains is to introduce it to her students, so that they can perform it at the festival she created for them, Vénissieux the beautiful, the rebel. Better, the artist keeps in touch with her, arranges a videoconference with students in order to help them appropriate the title he wrote for them… and goes so far as to invite Nadia Bachmar to dinner.

Manouchian has since entered the Pantheon

“It was almost natural, like an extension of our exchanges. He was very comfortable. Everyone recognized him without daring to disturb him. Right at the end, a table celebrating a birthday asked him for selfies. He kindly accepted. He seems touched by the emotion it arouses. remembers, always moved, Nadia, who has kept this special moment a pretty photo that she shared on Parisian . And as if a sign were enough, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Nadia learned, many months after writing Resistant in honor of Manouchian, that the latter entered the Pantheon. It was incredible! I thought what a crazy intuition he had.” retains the professor, still as blissful with admiration, two years later.

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