SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Carla Bruni, Universität der Künste, 8pm
Though she’s famous for being the third wife of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla Bruni is undoubtedly better known outside of France as a model-turned-singer. The Italian-born Bruni spent her childhood in Italy and then France, and attended boarding school in Switzerland and university in Paris before deciding to become a model at 19.
After a decade in the modelling industry, Bruni then turned to music, and in the 17 years since, has released four full-length albums – though her career slowed down noticeably during her time as the First Lady of France.
Though the majority of her songs are in French, Bruni’s second album, 2007′s No Promises, was written in English. Meanwhile, last year saw the arrival of “Little French Songs,” an 11-song album full of, as the name suggests, short and sweet chanson tunes. Natalye Childress
Universität der Künste Berlin Konzertsaal, Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623, Berlin; Tel: 030 31 85 23 74; S+U: Zoologischer Garten; admission €57,55 – 103,55.