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Francophone song star Stromae to sing in Algiers

April 27, 2014

Belgian singer Stromae

ALGIERS- The star of Francophone song Stromae will host on May 30th a mega concert in Algiers, in the dome of the Olympic complex, announced Saturday the Hip hop singer in a video posted on the Internet.

"(I am) very happy to announce that I will be for the first time in Algeria. (...) We'll come to perform our new show," said simply the artist.

Born in 1985 in Brussels (Belgium) to a Belgian mother and Rwandan father, Stromae, whose real name is Paul Van Haver, Belgian is an author, songwriter and producer.

In 2009, he released his first album "Cheese", which won in 2011 the electronic music or dance album of the year award by the victoires de la musique (music awards), and became known with "Alors on danse" piece extracted from the same album and high ranking song in the Music Industry Awards 2010.

In 2013, his second album "Racine carrÉe" (Square Root) has a critical and commercial success, with flagship titles like "Papaoutai" (Dad where are you?), best clip at the International Francophone Film Festival of Namur (Belgium), and "Formidable" Ralph Marbot Song Award winner in the same year.

Since 2009, Stromae continues to collect awards in various events, with six awards in 2014 only.


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Source: Algeria Press Service

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