Press Releases

Connie Fredericks-Malone directrice de la Fondation Carole Fredericks

Congratulations on the launch of the new web magazine Femmes au pluriel! We are thrilled that Femmes au pluriel posted a recent interview with Carole Fredericks Foundation Director, Connie Fredericks-Malone. See full interview here: FEMMES AU PLURIEL.

Connie Fredericks-Malone Sings at Festival of African Culture

Our director also contributed her singing talents in support of Journée Histoire et Renaissance (Day of History and Rebirth) Festival. View the story here: DISCOVER PARIS!

Paris Proclamation

Paris, France

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, a large group of people gathered behind Nortre Dame de Clignancourt on rue du Mont Cenis to celebrate the life and musical legacy of American singer, CAROLE DENISE FREDERICKS. Ms Fredericks passed away suddenly and was buried in Montmartre Cemetery in Paris in June of 2001. The local dignitaries, colleagues, fans and family members who gathered in place Amyé Lavy celebrated her music career of 22 years and philanthropic work in France. The highlight of the ceremony was the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in her honor on the façade of the apartment building at 91 bis rue du Mont Cenis where the late singer lived for 10 years. With this gesture Carole Fredericks joined entertainer Josephine Baker and author Richard Wright to become the third African American to receive a commemorative plaque from the city of Paris.

Read the Proclamation here.

Connie Fredericks-Malone, James Malone, Taj Mahal and the entire Fredericks –Williams family wish to thank the residents of 91 bis rue du Mont Cenis, the mayor and staff of the 18th arrondissement, Home Abroad Services, Ramier Law Office and all the individuals who helped make this prestigious recognition possible.

Please see photos here.

FRANCE Magazine Boîte aux letters

A few months ago I wrote to FRANCE Magazine about the many wonderful experiences Jim and I have had in France because of my late sister, Carole Fredericks. To my delight the magazine chose my letter for the Boîte aux letters page in the current issue (March 2012). Thank you FRANCE Magazine for sharing my letter with your readers and for making it the STAR LETTER of the month!

Language Can Be Music to Students' Ears

by Patricia Koning
Editor, Sandy Cutshall
Feb. 2011 Issue

Interview with Jean-Jacques Goldman

By Charles Spira, Bonjour Chanson
Goldman shares his thoughts on the impact of immigrants on the renewal and enrichment of French Popular Music.

Of African Princes and Russian Poets

By Serge Schmemann, New York Times
Highlights the recent recognition of Abram Petrovich Gannibal in Le Frère, France.

"Bonjour Chanson" décroche une interview exclusive de J.J. Goldman

by Morgane Pellennec, France-Amérique

French singer and songwriter, Jean-Jacques Goldman will discuss his music collaboration with the late African American singer, Carole Fredericks, in an upcoming interview on Bonjour Chanson (PRX). Host, Charles Spira shares how Carole's sister, Connie Fredericks-Malone, helped reach out to the private Goldman for his show. Read "Bonjour Chanson" décroche une interview exclusive de J.J. Goldman" in France-Amérique.

‘Un, deux, trois:
le français en version Fredericks Goldman Jones’

by Jean-Cosme Delaloye, Editor-in-Chief of France-Amérique

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Carole Fredericks: Full Circle

by Barbara Summers

An American, Carole emigrated to France in 1979 to pursue a music career. “She emerged a powerful singer who wove the passionate threads of blues, jazz, gospel, rock and R&B into a uniquely French tapestry.” Read about her extraordinary life in the essay, Full Circle, by Barbara Summers.

Nancy Gadbois, Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Palmes académiques

Nancy Gadbois was awarded the rank of Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Palmes académiques. We gathered to honor our friend at the MaFLA Conference in Sturbridge, MA. In attendance were Anne Miller, Attachée Culturelle, and Samantha André, Attachée Linguistique et Educative of the Boston French Consulate, Dr. Rebecca Fox of George Mason University, family, friends and students. L. to R.: Samantha André, Connie Fredericks-Malone, Anne Miller, Nancy Gadbois, and Becky Fox.


Canandaigua Magazine

Famed Music as Family Legacy: How a Canandaigua transplant came to launch a venture that’s part innovation, part ode
by Suzette Norris

Blues in Our Blood at The Springfield Museums

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Unity First
Unity First News

Check out the issue of Unity First News, which features the 2009 Women's History Month Salute with a special tribute to First Lady Michelle Obama. The issue also salutes the 2009 Women's History Month ‘Visionary Women of Excellence’ honorees, including yours truly and some of Massachusetts' most inspiring and history-making women who lead by example. To view this issue, go to

The Soulful Music of Carole Fredericks in DC Public Schools

Alliance Française/ABEI and Connie Fredericks-Malone at Randle Highlands, Ketcham, Burroughs, and River Terrace Elementary Schools

DC Classroom
Randle Highland Elementary School

On Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, 2007, the Alliance Française de Washington, in partnership with DC Public Schools, demonstrated the language program it provides in local schools using the music of African-American blues and gospel singer, Carole Fredericks.

The Anne Bujon Educational Initiative sends native French-speaking teachers into schools to offer a rich mixture of language instruction, music, drama and other activities.

As part of its innovative outreach, the Alliance/ABEI is working with the Carole D. Fredericks Foundation to bring a musical component to its language instructional program. The pedagogical program based on Frederick's songs and music videos can be adapted for different class levels.

More photos: DCPS Photos

AATF 81st Annual Convention in Liege Belgium features the music of Carole Fredericks, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones

Liege, Belgium
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