23 Feb 2017 events
Irène Jacob is a singer and an actress of stage and screen. She doesn’t seem to be one to shy away from any genre and her career so far is a rich tapestry woven with a little bit of everything, from dramatic TV shows to Shakespeare to French art-house films, all of which she shines in.
When reading interviews with her, she makes it clear that every project she engages in must speak to her or she won’t take part in it. Most recently she acted in an android-centric re-imagining of Kafka’s Metamorphosis and the Showtime series, The Affair.
But as wonderful as her acting is, the reason we are lucky enough to welcome her and her brother Francis is for their musical talents. Francis plays the guitar while Irène sings. Their music is soothing and also engaging and thought provoking. They have released a number of albums, the most recent of which is “En bas de Chez Moi”, which was released in 2016. On her website they describe the album as having a lot to do with the geographical distance that there is between them with Irène living in Paris while Francis lives in New York. This is reflected in the style of the music as well as the lyrics.
If you want a taste of their music, check out this clip:
If you want to see them in action, join us for our Francophonie Launch and Fundraiser where they will give a concert. To get tickets, click here!