They Support Us
It was in Quimper, in the south of the department of Finistère, that Brigitte was born and raised. During these years, out of love for drawing and painting, she dreamed of classes at the Fine Arts. Alas, the financial reality of his parents takes him away from what will remain only a dream. So she saw her passion through her uncle’s drawings and paintings. When she was 18 years old, she left this pretty corner of Brittany to study biology and chemistry. It is 1974, Brest and its Faculty of Science will be his new setting. A year later, in September of 1975, Brigitte pursued a Parisian studies in dietary BTS. “The Same Summer” (1975), in Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet, Isère, she met Phayboun Phitthayaphone.
He is Laotian, he comes from Luang Prabang and he studies in Toulouse. In March 1977, Laos, which changed its political regime, ended its diplomatic relations with France, separating Brigitte from her friend for twenty-eight interminable months. It was in July 1979 that Phayboun was finally able to return to France and the couple married in May 1980.
It was in July 1979 that Phayboun was finally able to return to France and the couple married in May 1980. This successful blending of East and West will give birth to three wonderful children, and professionally, Brigitte worked for 37 years at the Centre for The Fight against Cancer of the Gustave-Roussy Institute (CLCC).
Today, the practice of drawing and painting are part of the past, but wonder and attraction remain in the face of the beauty of the artistic language in which Brigitte sees the expression of the Divine. More broadly, it defends the plurality of traditions and cultures, as well as the material and intangible heritage of humanity. So much beauty and richness that she also finds in Laotian culture through the association “LaoArtists” with the members of which to go a long way has become obvious.
Phonesavanh was born in Laos. She is still a teenager when she leaves her country. His lifelong passion for singing is a cure for everything for Phonesavanh. The feeling of being carried away, in a burst of freedom, by the simple act of using her sung voice is a wonder which she tastes the benefits of every day.
In order to perfect her technique, she began learning her discipline through choral singing. A decade of this approach will be followed by 3 years of courses with a teacher. From then on, she performed songs in the popular Laotian repertoire. A group of musician friends writes, composes and arranges for Phonesavanh.
Here are some titles for the pleasure of listening and sharing: