A Propos | Dec 30, 2012 | 53:58

December 30 2012 & January 5 2013

Over the years, the many songs translated by host Jim Corcoran have become an essential feature on this program. Since the beginning of A Propos, 25 years ago, he has translated over 500 songs to help you discover the poetry of the lyrics of some of the French world's best songs. And today, you'll hear a collection of his most recent ones.

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