Sara Mandiano

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Sara Mandiano
Birth name Françoise Castellani
Born (1958-01-25) January 25, 1958 (age 61)
Origin France
Genres Pop music
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 1985–present

Sara Mandiano, (born 25 January 1958 as Françoise Castellani) is a French singer and songwriter. She is mainly known for her hit "J'ai des doutes" (1991).

Musical career

In ten year career, she released three albums as songwriter, composer and singer.[1] She signed her first records under the name of Sarah Mandiano until 1988, then Sara Mandiano for the rest of her career. She appeared in many French TV shows in 1991, in which she performed "J'ai des doutes" or "Défense d'y voir".

In 1992, she was nominated in the category Popular music female revelation of the year at the Victoires de la Musique, but Jil Caplan won the price.

In 1993, L'Affaire Louis Trio and she covered Serge Gainsbourg's song La Javanaise in Taratata, recorded on September 7 and broadcast on September 11, 1993, on France 2.[2]

Today voice teacher, she has worked on the musical Dracula or even composed jingles for TV channel Gulli or TEVA for example. She is now part of a group called Shaaks as a singer and composed out several titles listening on the net. In 2005 and 2007, she participated in vocals on albums Fragile and Banco des Têtes Raides. She is also manager of the Studios of the Seine, one of the largest sets of studio professional recordings.



  • Ombre chinoise (1985)

"Ombre chinoise" - "Une Nuit de cuir" - "En sursis" - "J'aime sa façon d'être un garçon" - "Porte des chambres" - "L'Anneau d'or" - "Shangai" - "Sans dessus dessous" - "Fin de l'hiver" - "Amour maléfique" - "Tu pleures tout ce que je bois"

  • Point d'interrogation (1991)

"Les Serments" - "J’ai des doutes" - "Pirate et Coquillages" - "Soi disant" - "Ton Amour à la gomme" - "Défense d’y voir" - "Baby pop" - "Daddy" - "Je ne suis pas comme il faut" - "Nos Mots d’adieu"

  • Saison des pluies (1993)

"Saison des pluies" - "Night and Day" - "Cool" - "Où sont mes guides" - "Le Cortège" - "Tombé du soleil" - "Play" - "Vertige céleste" - "Susurre-moi des mots" - "Mille et une raisons"

  • Other songs :

"Pour toi moi je" - "Louxor" - "La Dame de Shangai" - "Venus et l'aquarium" - "Bandit" - "Ombre immobile" - "L'Avion en polyester" - "La Luna" - "Mensonge en Somalie"


  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, 2002, p. 218 ( ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  2. ^ Taratata n°25 (Retrieved February 10, 2008)
  3. ^ Peak positions of Sara Mandiano's singles in French Singles Chart (Retrieved February 10, 2008)
  4. ^ Sara Mandiano's certifications (Retrieved February 10, 2008)

External links

  • Sara Mandiano, on Bide et musique
  • Shaaks, on Myspace
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