Georges Brassens gets unlikely tribute


Few artists are revered in the French-speaking worlds as Georges Brassens. His gentle songs about country life, accompanied by acoustic guitar, have been a staple of chanson française since the fifties. Yet his latest tribute comes from an unlikely source: Africa. Singer Kristo Numpuby is currently touring with a show called “Brassens en Afrique”. It “recreates the atmosphere of bars in black Africa after independence”.

After concerts in France, Belgium and Switzerland, Numpuby was recently invited by the French TV channel France 2 for an interview.Brassens en Afrique

UPDATE DEC 14: The CD has just been released and is available on Brassens en Afrique.

Kristo Numpuby was born in Paris, but grew up in Cameroon. He has released a number of albums featuring his gentle interpretation of Cameroon music. He currently lives in Paris and still makes regular appearances in France.

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