Brigitte Fontaine, born in 1939 in Morlaix, France is a singer of avant-garde music. Her narrative music is experimental. She is also a writer, comedienne, playwright, and poet. During the course of her career she employed numerous unusual musical styles, melting rock and roll, folk, free jazz, spoken word poetry and world rhythms. She collaborated with such celebrated musicians as Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier, Areski, Jacques Higelin, Sonic Youth, Stereolab, Noir Désir, Grace Jones, Gotan Project, Archie Shepp, Georges Moustaki and Art Ensemble of Chicago.