Dare the tropicalist pop of Nicolas Paugam

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Singer Nicolas Paugam will be in concert tomorrow Friday at La Grande Famille, in Pinsaguel.

Original, eccentric… The adjectives that one unfolds when one evokes Nicolas Paugam, who will be tomorrow Friday in Pinsaguel, evoke in turn an unclassifiable and unique artist. If his music is pop, rock, jazz, funk, Brazilian… it is above all captivating. “I am inspired by this tropical Brazilian music, that of Milton Nascimento, Chico Buarque…, he confides. Being hard to classify is at the same time the sign that one does what one wants… but it ‘is sometimes confusing for the public, who don’t really know what to expect… “Nicolas Paugam’s 5th album,” Padre Padrone “(which ends with” Derzou Ouzala “, two signs that cinema is at the heart concerns and inspirations of the man), open these words: “It’s not that I say no / It’s not that I’m running away / the song”. A track that his “tropical French song” never leaves the music to be the foil of a very written text – alas so French. “I use voice and melody like instruments,” he explains. “Brazilian music that I love loves lavish arrangements and I designed each song treating it without worrying about the other tracks on the album. , to have a very eclectic record. ” The guests are prestigious and damn talented: Jipé Nataf comes to bring his “innocent paw” on the perfect single “The Happy Man” and who else in France could be proud to play with the rhythm section of Iggy Pop (Thibault Brandalise and Kenny Ruby)? Exciting, pop and superb, the music of Nicolas Paugam is one of the very good news of the year.

Nicolas Paugam in concert Friday November 26 at 8:30 p.m. at La Grande Famille (12 Rue d’Andorre), Pinsaguel. Prices: 6 and 8 euros.