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Merci mon Dédé pour cette belle chronique Fauthentique!

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Pour le nouvel album, je me suis fait refaire les oreilles. On m’ont trop bien reussi: on voit rien franchement! Commente si toi aussi tu aimes mon nouveau style ✨✨




“Rien de ce qui va suivre n’est vrai.” La vie est une fête.
Commente si toi aussi t’es né prêt / née prête. ✨✨




Ce moment où tu réalises qu’on est 150.000 à se retrouver tous les mois sur #Spotify ! Wow. C’est L’AMOUR! Merci à tou.te.s ! Je vous souhaite un bel été et vous donne rv cet automne…

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Papa il vient d’avoir son premier entrefilet en tant qu’acteur dis donc. Meme qu’il “incarne une personnage touchant” et tout, dixit l’auteur de l’article. Acteur. Studieux. Merci et Bravo Camille, et la team du Bureau des couilles perdues! #BCP

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Je pense fort a toi depuis mon labo sans reseau, depuis lequel je petris, experimente, triture, afine de nouvelles notes. J’ecris, sedimente, rature, assimile les one shots. L’album certes, n’est pas pour maintenant. J’prends le temps du recul mais sainement. En attendant, je t’invite a suivre le pas-a-pas de mon cheminement, via ces quelques lucarnes…si tu le sens.



▶️Le journal de l’album:


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[English below] Fevrier 2016. Alors que nous nous appretons a initer une residence de plusieurs dates a la Java, l’equipe et moi discutons d’envies d’ailleurs, et d’Allemagne en particulier. Les tentatives se succedent. Echec apres echec, l’adversité renforce ma determination à aller tourner dans ce chouette pays, dont la scene acoustique locale recele des perles insoupçonnées de ce coté-ci du Rhin. Le temps passe. Je me retrouve a mon plus grand bonheur enrolé sur l’excellent festival “Popdeurope” a Berlin. Et c’est directement au terme de ce concert qu’Ardalan, videaste de son etat rencontré sur place, me propose cette petite session acoustique enregistrée dans la cabine du peripherique du parc ou se tient l’etape du jour. Que de plaisir qujourd’hui, a partager avec vous cette session video suspendue, avant que de m’envoler demain matin, vers le round 2 de mon epopée allemande. Rendez vous cette semaine pour mes concerts en 1ere partie du Talentueux Hein Cooper!



Sept 8 Brotfabrik, Frankfurt DE / Hein Cooper

Sept 9: Foyer, Düsseldorf DE / Hein Cooper

Sept 10: Nochtspeicher, Hamburg DE / Hein Cooper

Sept 11: Lux, Hannover DE / Hein Cooper

Sept 13: Goldmark’s, Stuttgart DE / Hein Cooper




February 2016. As we’re just about to initiate our residency at La Java, the team and myself discuss our will to travel, in Germany more particularly. Attempts succeed each others. Failures too, strengthening my will to tour this nice country, and mingle with its awesome local acoustic scene. Time flies. Here I am enrolled at Popdeurope Festival in Berlin. It is right after this last concert, that Ardalan, whom I’ve just met suggests shooting a session in the parc’s funicular, just above the festival’s setting. such pleasure today, to share the aforementioned with you guys, before flying back to Germany first thing in the morning, to resume round 2, opening for Hein Cooper. See you there this week!


Sept 8 Brotfabrik, Frankfurt DE / Hein Cooper

Sept 9: Foyer, Düsseldorf DE / Hein Cooper

Sept 10: Nochtspeicher, Hamburg DE / Hein Cooper

Sept 11: Lux, Hannover DE / Hein Cooper

Sept 13: Goldmark’s, Stuttgart DE / Hein Cooper





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By Keith Sharp (source)


Thursday April 20th at Toronto’s Rivoli Theatre. As part of the annual Canadian Music Week Festivities, a delegation from France (along with a similar delegation from Italy) were showcasing a lineup of domestic artists at the venue. Public Relations person extraordinaire, Joanne Smale had convinced yours truly to write about the delegation and to check out the talent that night at the Rivoli.

Arriving at the venue with an ulterior motive to try to make some French touring connections for a Montreal-based band I represent, The Box, this writer was impervious to that night’s talent lineup. And then it happened, first artist of the night, Tètè.

tete-chanteur-concert-nantes-leboeuf-6Standing alone in the spotlight, just him and his guitar. I could barely understand a word he was singing, but it didn’t matter. His charismatic presence alone was hypnotizing. He could speak fluent English, reflected a charming personality and his songs were both anthemic and melodic, no matter whether you understood his lyrics or not. My first reaction was; he would be a brilliant opening act for The Box.

Of course his set received a rapturous response, but since a large percentage of the audience were from the French delegation, it was kind of like singing in front of a home crowd. But the following night, he repeated his set for an entirely different crowd, about 40 initially disinterested patrons at Toronto’s downtown Paddock Tavern. And when, Tètè received a standing ovation after his first song, from an audience who were clearly not French, it was clear Niang Mahmoud Tètè is a very special artist.

So with a handshake agreement in place to represent Tètè for Canada (and possibly North America) Music Express is honoured to showcase Tètè; Wednesday July 12th at Toronto’s Adelaide Hall, tickets $20 available at the venue or online via ticketfly.

Tètè, who is squeezing the July 12th Toronto gig in between performing July 10th at the prestigious Festival D’Ete du Quebec in Quebec City and the Nuit Afrique festival in Montreal July 13th, acknowledged that his recent CMW appearance had opened new doors for him.

“I hadn’t played Canada in more than 10 years, which was something I was looking forward to since at one point in my career I even considered relocating to Montreal before dwelling in Paris,” Tètè explained. “Everybody warned me the CMW was a big event with hundreds of bands but I went there to do my best and the outcome exceeded everything I could have wished for. I got to meet some great people and it has opened the doors to more concerts in Canada…and Germany!

Born in Dakar Senegal July 25th 1975 to a Senegalese father and a Martinique native mother, Tètè moved to St Dizier in Northern France at the age of two when his parents divorced. Totally self-taught as a guitarist, he admits he was a later starter (around 16 years old). “For the first 20 years, I had no idea what I was playing which can actually be great because it makes you less self-conscious. Then for the past five years, I’ve started watching you tube guitar tutorials to try and learn more riffs and phasing.

Tete_AvatarEncouraged to join a band in high school, a young Tètè was initially influenced by Keziah Jones as a song writer, “Then it was Ben Harper who turned me on to acoustic guitar, Jimi Hendrix made me like riffs that much and sort of paved the way to blues,” he explained. “The Beatles’ records my mum played us as kids long converted me to melodies but it’s the jazz legends she played for herself (Coltrane, Miles Davis, Archie Shepp and Tom Waits} made me like the warmth I try to convey in my music.”

Busking in the streets and bars of Paris, sharpened Tètè’s performance chops and one year, later, he had his first recording contract with Sony/Epic. L’Air de rien, released in 2001. He has since released five more studio albums, two live albums and one compilation release, has toured major theatres and festivals throughout Europe, Asia and even his native Africa, building a boisterous following of fans who call themselves “Tètèphiles”

“A la faveur de l’automne” (released 2014) was a major breaking point in my career”, noted Tètè. “Getting that much airplay put me on the map in France before opening up the doors to Japan, I sort of owe this song a great deal each time I get to do my thing.”

Described as “the French Bob Dylan” or more likely, “the French Jeff Buckley”, Tètè is comfortable singing delta folk, delta blues or Chanson as it’s known in France. Although he speaks fluent English, he prefers to write and sing in French. “I think my following in France really wants to get the stories behind the lyrics. It feels like I’d break that special bond by delivering stories they cannot get because of a language barrier,” he noted. “But having said this, I am working on English material to record in the future.”

Although Tètè’s exposure to Canada has been limited, he has played twice around Francofolies in Montrea and has executed tours down the East and West Coast of the USA, performing at Library Of Congress in Washington as well as a prime concert in New Orleans.

Tètè is hoping that his first major showcase in Toronto, Wednesday July 12th at the Adelaide Hall will set the stage for many more Canadian appearances.

For more information on Tètè’s Adelaide Hall showcase CLICK HERE .






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A bientot T.

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Cette semaine je vais être en concert les…

8 mars 2016 – Auditorium Tignespace, Tignes (concert electro acoustique)

9 mars 2016 – Médiathèque, Meyzieu (concert unplugged)

10 mars 2016 – Médiathèque, Saint-Maurice-l’Exil (concert unplugged)

11 mars 2016 – Médiathèque, Evry (concert unplugged)
A bientôt! T.

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Hello c’est Tété.


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