The Canadian singer Coeur de Pirate (pirate heart) has sung the song Umbrella together with Julien Doré in thr French TV Show Taratata.
This is a great example of a song that is accompanied by just a ukulele.
Coeur De Pirate & Julien Doré “Umbrella” // “Pour Un Infidèle” (Live On Taratata Juin 2009)
Les duos et reprises de Taratata sont l’occasion unique pour les interprètes de revisiter un titre d’un autre répertoire. Julien Doré, familier de l’exercice, s’était associé avec la chanteuse Coeur de Pirate (Béatrice Martin) pour rejouer au ukulélé le titre phare de Rihanna : “Umbrella”.
Orignal Song “Umbrella” by Rihanna.
Album Good Girl Gone Bad – 2007
TARATATA N 319 (Diff. France 4 le 12/06/09)
Coeur de Pirate sings mainly songs (chansons) in French language. She is mainly popular in Canada and in France.
If you like French chansons you can listen to the playlist with songs by Coeur de Pirate on the CBC site.
Website Coeur de Pirate: http://www.coeurdepirate.com/
Wikipedia about Coeur de Pirate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C5%93ur_de_pirate
Béatrice Martin (born September 22, 1989), better known by her stage name Cœur de pirate (French: pirate heart) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. A francophone from Montreal, she sings mostly in French and has been credited with “bringing la chanson française to a whole new generation of Quebec youth”.
Playliste with songs by Coeur de Pirate
Wikipedia about Taratata: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taratata
Artists including Devendra Banhart, Katie Melua, and Ayo made their French TV debut on the show. The show’s chief lighting technician, Jean-Philippe Bourdon, was awarded two Sept d’or in 1994 and 1995.
The show features unique duets and highlights new artists and uses different presenters for each episode. These aspects, and the general emphasis on original music, led the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel to identify Taratata as a uniquely creative show on French TV in April 2009.