This Saturday was the second day of the Fête de l’Humanité in Paris. It is a big gathering of political debates, cultural events and concerts. As usual, a French line-up was planned. From young, up and coming bands such as Alysce and Michelle Blades, to big hip hop star Sporano, every member of a family could find their happy moment.
We started the day slowly, with the French poetic songs of Alysce. The young songwriter successfully mixes poetry, classical guitar, and soft rock influences into beautiful piece of music. She was on stage with her father, who was on the electric guitar, and her brother who was on the double bass. It was a lovely moment.
The young Panamanian singer has this confidence on stage that she has in her real life. She delivered a flawless performance on the beautiful Ze Brock stage, in front of the sunset.
Les Negresses Vertes
The day wouldn’t have been complete without some time spent in front of the main stage. La fête de l’Huma still is one of the biggest events in France, gathering more than 500,000 persons during 3 days. Famous French artists are then invited on the biggest stage, to entertain all the spectators already filling the meadow of the Parc de La Courneuve. Les Negresses Vertes are an alt rock band from the 80’s embedding the spirit of revolution and changes that is highlighted at La Fête de l’Huma. They fit perfectly into the spirit of the day, with their hits as “Zobi la Mouche” or “Voilà l’été”.
The French singer Soprano then took the stage, for the biggest pleasure of all the young fans gathered. The hip-hop French singer seemed genuinely happy to be here, to share his joy to sing with the crowd and to perform new, as well as old songs. There was a special moment when he sang “Ferme les yeux et imagine toi”, an old song from his first solo album, throwing me back all the way to my teenage times.