French musicians, led by MC Solar, lived their "American dream" in New York

French musicians, led by MC Solar, lived their “American dream” in New York

Hyphen Hyphen and electric trio Bon Entendeur accompanied rapper during a free concert in Central Park celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the Fête de la Musique.

At a concert in New York, rapper MC Solaar feels like he’s inPilgrimage” to me “Mecca» rock music Hyphen Hyphen live«DreamSimply American Bon Entendeur and Electric TrioraviOn Tuesday, these French artists celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Fête de la Musique in Central Park.

French rap star Claude Mbarali in the city, wearing a blue suit, hat and sneakers, surrounded by a beautiful ensemble of singers, brass, strings and drums New Big Band Project, delighted thousands of fans who danced in the rain, during a free concert organized by the associations “FranceRocks Summer Fest” and the French Institute Alliance Française, in Central Park, the enormous green lung of Manhattan. “Never heard of it, it’s cool, it’s the origin of my type of music“, MC Solaar rejoiced in an interview with AFP before going on stage for this New York release created in 2017 for the 1982 French-born music festival that has been exported to a hundred countries.”New York, they call it Mecca; Harlem is Medina, then Brooklyn is MeccaBorn in 1969 in Dakar to Chadian parents, he became in 30 years an icon of music, song and rap in France.

For this composer who adored his sought-after literary texts, puns and musical influences in jazz, the Greater New York City, an incredible cultural mosaic of nine million inhabitants, remains.”the location of the assetsof his art. Because “Every time I meet an American artist or have the opportunity to cross the Atlantic, it’s like a pilgrimage.‘, captivated author Whoever sows the wind reaps the rhythmhis triumphant debut album in 1991 which, thirty years later, still warms to Central Park Tuesday night.

MC Solaar defends himself as many as possible”Do American rap». «We were able to develop a French privacy“, explained the person who built a good reputation in the United States by collaborating with American rapper who died in 2010, Keith Edward Elam, pseudonym”Guru» The Gang Star duo.

New York sounds and lights

Drawn by the sounds and lights of New York, the young Nice trio of supercharged electronic pop-rock Hyphen Hyphen admits to AFP that they have “I always dreamed of playing in AmericaHyphen Hyphen was founded in high school in 2011. He sings in English, a languageworldwideIt has already gained international fame. “We’ve been immersed in this American music culture (…) we’ve always looked in that directionSays Samantha Kota, Laura Christine and Roman Adamu, citing the influence of British and American rock bands SuperTrump, Fleetwood Mac and Talking Heads. On their latest album, they wrote two soundtracks with six Grammy Award-winning American producer Glenn Ballard, who sang along with them in Central Park and praised “energy“And the”GrandLikewise.Ravizfor their first performance in New York,Icon around the world.»

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