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Jane Birkin remembers Serge Gainsbourg in a concert with the Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia (30/07/2019)

Jane Birkin, singer, actress and model, icon of 20th century pop culture, will be in charge of opening the 50th edition of the San Javier International Theater, Music and Dance Festival with a concert in which she will perform a selection of written songs for her by Serge Gainsburg, with whom she formed the coolest couple of the 70s in France.

Together they recorded the famous "Je t'aime moi non plus", which is not included in the concert repertoire, based on his album "Birkin Gainsbourg, le Symphonique", in which he will sing accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia, Directed by Virginia Martínez.

The album that has given rise to the tour with which Jane Birkin lands in San Javier reviews 21 titles, "the saddest" of Gainsbourg, which never stopped composing for her after her separation and until her death in 1991. The Japanese composer Nobuyuki Nakajima has been in charge of the orchestration and arrangements of classical music that brings drama to themes of love and heartbreak such as "Jane B", "L'anamour" or "La Javanaise".

With her fragile, unique and sensual voice, Jane Birkin is still 72 years old, and after a long season away from the stage, reliving songs such as "Baby Alone in Babylone" or "Lost song", among others.

"The best songs Serge wrote to me were the ones he did when I left him," says Jane Birkin sure Gainsburg would "cry like a cupcake if he listened to his songs with orchestral arrangements" in reference to this tribute he gives to his love and companion for twelve years, and that one year before he died he dedicated the album "Jane: Amours des feints".

Jane Birkin, recovers the legacy of what was his pygmalion after a black stage in which he suffered the death of his daughter Kate Barry, in 2013 and a leukemia from which he has recovered.

Since her controversial appearance in Antonioni's famous "Blow Up", Jane Birkin began a career in which she has shared cast with Bette Davis, Gerard Depardie, or Michel Piccoli, among many others.

Although he also went through the theater, and the world of fashion, the power of innate seduction in Jane Birkin is enhanced by singing on stage, despite her shyness.

"Baby Alone en Babylone", "Lolita go home" and "Arabesque" are some of the most outstanding titles of his discography which also include his collaborations with Caetano Veloso, Manu Chao or Paolo Conte, in the album "Rende vous" .

Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier

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