Post French Touch, a new breed of pop stars takes global stage

Decades after the breakout of dominating French house acts like Daft Punk, a fresh crop of Francophone pop stars are internationalizing their appeal with music that travels. At Coachella, the eclectic American festival that kicks off the summer circuit of music's top acts, a handful of French musicians lesser-known stateside played for thousands in the California desert ---and had crowds bumping. Art-pop provocateur Christine and the Queens played a top outdoor stage after doing a smaller set three years prior, and found a crush of fans old and new welcoming her with open arms. She along with international phenom DJ Snake topped a laundry list of nearly a dozen Fre...

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