Live music in Paris is about three big things this April: critically acclaimed hip-hop, dancehall mega-concerts, and soulful world music. You can view our top ten recommendations in the slideshow below.
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The carrot-topped chart maestro hits Paris, mixing up loop-pedalled acoustica, hip hop beats and out-and-out pop balladry for a swooning, shrieking audience. His tearjerking single ‘The A-Team’ catapulted him into the mainstream, his chart-busting 2011 debut album ‘+’ has kept him lodged there, and the Rick Rubin follow-up ‘X’ (‘multiply’) has made him an inescapable force on both sides of the Atlantic.
‘Watch The Throne’? Pah. Ye and Hova may have the star quality, but when alternative hip hop superstars Killer Mike and El-P bring their collaborative project to Paris you’ll know what’s really up. Their sound is a genuine meeting of minds: El-P’s menacing, thrillingly textured, vintage-influenced beats are as spot-on as ever, and both men contribute classy, vicious bars throughout. This should be a big one.
The statuesque, Mozambican-born Portuguese fadista returns to London. Her heart-wrenching mixture of fado, flamenco and jazz has won her several Latin Grammy nominations and legions of fans worldwide, but her latest album, ‘Fado Tradicional’, strips away everything but her intensely dramatic voice and a pared down guitar trio.