France's beloved balladeer, after 70 years of exporting nostalgia and Gallic charm, now advocates for Iraqi refugees.
|The French chanteur is a phenomenon in many more ways than one, writes Poirier [AFP]|
At 90, the French chanteur is a phenomenon in many more ways than one. His longevity, of course, is prodigious, but what he represents is probably even more impressive. A permanent delegate of Armenia (his parents' country) to UNESCO, and Armenia's ambassador to Switzerland where he lives, Aznavour is also a diplomat and a humanist whose career in films, songs, and song-writing has spanned more than 70 years.
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