A Propos | Dec 2, 2012 | 54:01

December 2 & 8, 2012

This week, we feature one of the all-time finest and most successful singer-songwriters from Quebec, Daniel Bélanger. When A Propos was first broadcast 25 years ago, he was writing his first songs. Everything he has touched since then has turned to gold...or to double platinum! A genuinely creative artist who has been an essential part of A Propos for most of the last 25 years. You'll hear some of host Jim Corcoran's favourite translations as well as a new song from his soon to be released album.

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A Propos - Daniel Bélanger's "Drôle de personne" translated by Jim CorcoranDec 2, 2012 | 1:28A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Drôle de personne" translated by Jim Corcoran Audio
A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Drôle de personne" translated by Jim Corcoran Dec 2, 2012 | 1:28Jim Corcoran translates Daniel Bélanger's song "Drôle de personne"
A Propos - Daniel Bélanger's "Roule" translated by Jim CorcoranDec 2, 2012 | 0:42A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Roule" translated by Jim Corcoran Audio
A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Roule" translated by Jim Corcoran Dec 2, 2012 | 0:42Jim Corcoran translates Daniel Bélanger's song "Roule"
A Propos - Daniel Bélanger's "La collision" translated by Jim CorcoranDec 2, 2012 | 1:08A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "La collision" translated by Jim Corcoran Audio
A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "La collision" translated by Jim Corcoran Dec 2, 2012 | 1:08Jim Corcoran translates Daniel Bélanger's "La collision"
A Propos - Daniel Bélanger's "Imparfait" translated by Jim CorcoranDec 2, 2012 | 1:00A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Imparfait" translated by Jim Corcoran Audio
A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Imparfait" translated by Jim Corcoran Dec 2, 2012 | 1:00Jim Corcoran translates Daniel Bélanger's song "Imparfait"

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