With its “HyperNuit”, Radio France wants to revive music and a disaster area

Benjamin Biolay, Juliette Armanet and Malik Djoudi … A hundred artists will follow one another from 9 pm on Saturday January 23 for six hours of live. A giant concert at studio 104 which responds to the call of the “etonremetleson” collective and will be broadcast simultaneously on France Inter, France Musique, France Bleu, Fip and Le Mouv ‘.

A giant concert like Radio France has never known. The project seems pharaonic. In a press release published Wednesday evening, the Round House announces a live scheduled for Saturday 23 January, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., broadcast on Fip, France Inter, France Musique, France Bleu and Le Mouv ‘. In solos, duets and even trios, a few hundred artists will follow one another live from studio 104.

On the program of this “HyperNuit”, artists who have already made their way such as Benjamin Biolay, Sébastien Tellier or the dazzling Eddy de Pretto. But above all young talents, today little put forward on the music scene. The initiative is part of the transition announced by Radio France, whose building has just been renamed “House of radio and music”.

“We need to be together”

At the origin of the project, the singers Malik Djoudi and Juliette Armanet, at the head of the collective #etonremetleson. As well as the musical director of Radio France, Didier Varrod, who will host the event. Contacted by Le Figaro, the latter looks back on the genesis of the project: “Juliette and Malik called for help. They told me: ” we need to be together ”. From there started the idea of ​​a helping hand to young artists ”, by creating an event capable of bringing them together, “Historic, because simultaneously broadcast on all airwaves”, of the round house (except France Info and France Culture).

The ambition is to “Get people off their screens” for the benefit of an unprecedented radio experience, while promoting the emergence of collaborations between guest artists. “I hope for a great moment of sharing, music and collective momentum”, enthuses the host.

Support for the music industry

Divided into two sessions, this concert will honor the French scene until 2am, before handing over to several DJs, including Kiddy Smile. It will also be punctuated by sound pellets, intended to highlight the invisible professions of the “trade”, a sector seriously affected by the health crisis. “This evening is also a highlight of the economy of the profession”, ajoute Varrod.

If most of the artists present perform for free, the question of cachet arose: “Who says suffering economy, says retribution. To get rid of the economic component would have been denied the current problem. For health and logistical issues, we have set up a unique group of musicians, led by Bastien Dorémus, whose members will be paid for their performance. ”

Funded, in part, by the National Music Center, the initiative is a kind of kick-off for the young institution, still little known to the general public after a year of existence. A welcome advertisement, especially since the “HyperNuit” thinks big, very big even, since it hopes to bring together “More than two Stades de France”.

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Muhammad Ramadan recalls an interview 11 years ago and what was said about his artistic beginnings

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – On Monday, the Egyptian artist, Mohamed Ramadan, re-posted a previous video clip 11 years ago of an interview he gave and his telephone intervention from the late Egyptian artist Saeed Saleh.

Muhammad Ramadan commented on the video clip at the time, saying: “The praise of the late star, the giant of the theater, Saeed Saleh 2009..I will not forget, please, after our Lord, may God have mercy on you, my dear teacher..also I will not forget those who fought me and wronged me .. I will only respond to them (with my success and my continuity).” To comment again on the video, saying: “This meeting has been for the last 11 years, may God have mercy on him and dwell in his spaciousness ..”

In the intervention, the late Egyptian artist said: “Muhammad Ramadan is a beautiful and wonderful actor, and I don’t need anything .. I want to see him how good I can help him, so I saw Ahmed Zaki … and people who worked with us in the theater were all working in small roles with us in Cairo, but they had the capabilities .. “

In response to the question, “What did you see when Muhammad Ramadan stormed all the walls and entered you? What did you see at that time?” Said Salih answered: “Let his eyes need a very good thing in which there is a need, so I told him about what? He told me that I was like, I said it is good, so he did a scene .. Looking forward medicine says this is with me and help you, and as I did, I found a good boy and a good actor, Rana and he started it and started He works without boundaries without knowledge, without strings, without intermediary … “

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Muhammad Ramadan recalls an interview 11 years ago and what was said about his artistic beginnings

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Egyptian artist, Mohamed Ramadan, on Monday, re-posted a previous video clip 11 years ago of an interview he gave and his telephone intervention from the late Egyptian artist Saeed Saleh.

Muhammad Ramadan commented on the video clip at the time, saying: “The praise of the late star, the giant of the theater, Saeed Saleh 2009..I will not forget, please, after our Lord, may God have mercy on you, my dear teacher..also I will not forget those who fought me and wronged me .. I will only respond to them (with my success and my continuity).” To comment again on the video, saying: “This meeting has been for the last 11 years.

In the intervention, the late Egyptian artist said: “Muhammad Ramadan is a beautiful and wonderful actor, and I don’t need anything .. I want to see him how good I can help him, so I saw Ahmed Zaki … and people who worked with us in the theater were all working in small roles with us in Cairo, but they had the capabilities .. “

In response to the question, “What did you see when Muhammad Ramadan stormed all the walls and entered you? What did you see at that time?” Said Salih answered: “Let his eyes need a very good thing in which there is a need, so I told him about what? He told me that I was like, I said it was good, so he did a scene .. Looking forward medicine says this is with me and your help. He works without a limit without a defined, without a link, without intermediary .. “

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the complete list of the 200 best-selling albums in 2020

One month before the Victoires de la Musique, discover the artists who have sold the most records in stores and in streaming.

Discover in groups of ten the artists who have sold the most records in stores and streaming in 2020. This ranking is established by the National Union of Phonographic Publishing (Snep) with the agency Gfk.

Prize list from 1 to 10: Vitaa and Slimane, far ahead

Very very popular artists, No. 1 in hypermarkets as on streaming platforms for sixteen months with 417,000 albums sold, Vitaa & Slimane are the big winners of this 2020 list. Their album Versus swarms of tubes including It comes and goes, Before you, Not beautiful … The very last hit is called It will be fine. Their Zénith tour is due to start on May 25 at the Phare in Chambéry and end at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Lille on June 25, 2022, i.e. 70 dates. If the Covid allows it.

They are followed by two rappers: Ninho second with 296,000 sales thanks to M.I.L.S 3 followed by Maes with 276,000 copies of Latest bastards featuring three popular featurings with Ninho, Jul and Booba

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Vitaa and Slimane, Angèle, Nicola Sirkis … Why they trust the best sales of albums

ANALYSIS – Some artists even appear twice in the ranking of the 200 best selling albums in 2020.

One month before the Victoires de la Musique, on February 12 at La Seine Musicale in Paris, Le Figaro exclusively publishes the ranking of the 200 best-selling albums in 2020 . At the top of the list, Vitaa and Slimane. Charlotte Gonin, 37, and Slimane Nebchi, 31, won thanks toVersus , a duet album released in August 2019. From It comes and goes atIt will be fine

The complete list of the 200 best-selling albums in 2020 The under-18 idol rapper Ninho takes second place. “It is also one of the best sellers of concert tickets, welcomes its producer Pierre-Alexandre Vertadier. In full confinement, I sold a second Bercy in a snap. ”

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Barry Gibb, the last of Bee Gees, confides on the disappearance of his brothers

Between an album of covers and a documentary, the survivor of the Gibb siblings returns with emotion on the death of Maurice and Robin three years apart.

The Bee Gees are still in the air. The supercharged disco anthems and syrupy ballads produced in the late 1970s by the Gibb siblings – Barry, Robin and Maurice – have long been spinning and returning on the decks and airwaves with the unsettling charm of old-fashioned classics. As evidenced by a new documentary released in December and a collaborative album dedicated to the dashing trio, the world is clearly not yet close to breaking out of the group’s heady choruses. However, it is not very easy for Barry Gibb to carry alone, at 74 years old, the heavy legacy of a group which has sold more than 120 million records.

Since the disappearance of his brothers Maurice and Robin, who died in 2003 and 2012 respectively, Barry Gibb has become the guardian of the Bee Gees temple. For the memory, he always gives on stage the most memorable hits of the British group. And to rekindle the flame, the last of the three “Gees»Has just released an album containing, in the country sauce, a selection of songs. Entitled Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook, Vol 1., the galette also turns out to be a collaborative album on which several distinguished guests, such as Olivia Newton-John, Dolly Parton and Brandi Carlile, perform in a series of intimate duets far from the galore falsettos that have made the glory of Barry Gibb.

The trio is also the subject of a high-end documentary, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken, commissioned by HBO. Released in December, the film directed by Frank Marshall, traces the astonishing career of the formation which remained for nearly twenty years a discreet perky rock group before making the turn that we know in the mid-1970s, carried by the phenomenal success of Saturday night fever and its soundtrack.

The Bee Gees in London, November 1981. From left to right: Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb. Mirrorpix/Leemage

Stay alive

Despite rave reviews and plenty of positive feedback from fans and curious people alike, there is however at least one person who shouldn’t be watching the documentary anytime soon: Barry Gibb himself. “I’ll probably never watch it, I think“, He slipped during an interview granted to the program Sunday Morning, on the American channel CBS. The silver hair, the straw hat screwed on the head, the singer explained that he was touched to see the success of the documentary but that he did not see himself going to the end of the film. “I watched extracts … Seeing the disappearance of my family, I can’t do it, he testifies. Who could? I think it’s quite normal not to want to see your brothers die again. I do not wanna talk about it. I have already overcome this ordeal.»

After the death of Maurice Gibb and several years of silence, the two brothers had performed for a handful of concerts from 2009 until Robin Gibb’s death in 2012. “It was incredibly difficult remembers the last survivor of the group. We have never stopped being together. The first year after the death of my last brother Robin was the most trying time for me.»

Barry Gibb does not allow himself to be abandoned to bitterness. The confinement and epidemics of loneliness brought about by the global pandemic seem more than ever to call for it to the fans who keep asking for more. What to go on tour again as soon as the situation allows? The latest Bee Gees caresses the idea. “If people still want me, then my gosh I willHe says. «Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother, you’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive», announced the song.

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Pascal Obispo, positive for Covid-19, was “afraid of dying”

Asked, Saturday on the set of 50 minutes inside on TF1, the singer confided that he had been severely affected by the disease.

He came to share his sorrow about Christophe, his friend and colleague, who died on April 16. The exercise turned into a confessional. Asked by Nikos Aliagas, the 56-year-old singer revealed that he had contracted a severe form of the virus. Seriously ill “For nearly three very difficult weeks”, Pascal Obispo concedes having “Lucky to be here again.”

I was afraid to go there because I had a kind of vagal discomfort. I woke up two or three seconds later, sweaty

Pascal Obispo

“It’s hard to lose friends. The Covid is not something light ”, he wanted to clarify. Surprised by these revelations, Nikos is surprised: “And you didn’t say it?” “I wanted to say it differently”, explains the interpreter of Vintages, obviously tested by this memory: “I was afraid to go there because I had a kind of vagal discomfort. I woke up two or three seconds later, sweating. ”

Obispo All Access

A statement that comes as Pascal Obispo launched, Friday, January 8, his own music application. Available on the App Store and Google Play for € 5.99, Obispo All Access will bring together the artist’s past, present and future discography, as well as his clips and interviews. In an interview with our colleagues from BFMTV, he explains his initiative by his desire to “show that it is possible to produce music and keep the human aspect.»

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no positive results detected after a test concert with 463 people in Barcelona

This experiment, carried out in December in compliance with strict health measures, confirms the possibility of cultural events during a pandemic.

This life-size test could well dismantle the theses put forward by certain governments, justifying the interminable closure of cultural places. On December 12, nearly 500 people came to the Apolo concert hall in Barcelona, ​​with a usual capacity of 900 spectators. Under the impetus of the Primavera Sound festival, the study called PRIMA-CoV was carried out in accordance with a strict protocol and proved to be very conclusive. Indeed, no case of contamination was subsequently detected.

In fact, nearly 1,047 people took part in this trial supervised by the German University Hospital Trias i Pujol in Badalone and the Foundation for the fight against AIDS and infectious diseases. According to information from the Spanish daily The world , 463 attended the concert while 496 did not.

No physical distancing

For the former, the concept was simple. All had to have previously tested negative for the coronavirus. Once there, ventilation was optimized, the temperature of the room monitored, and all participants were required to wear an FFP2 mask on their nose. On the other hand, if security guards were mandated to monitor crowd movements such as queues, no social distancing was imposed.

Eight days later, the 1047 guinea pigs were again tested by PCR. And good news: the 463 people present during the test concert all came back negative. Moreover, in the other group, two cases were positive.

«These data give us the statistical strength to conclude that there is no longer a risk of contagion among people who have participated in a massive event if the measures we implement are followed.Boris Revollo, who led the trial, submitted at a press conference. An experience that makes the world of culture react in France, still under the obligation to keep establishments closed.

“SEE ALSO – Cultural, sporting or leisure venues will remain closed” until the end of the month “, announces Jean Castex

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Metal, fifty years of existence and still stainless

INVESTIGATION – Half a century after its birth in Great Britain, the musical genre is doing wonderfully. Galvanized by the triumph of specialized festivals like Hellfest, it has never united so much as it does today.

Before creating and managing the Dalle photographic agency, Bertrand Alary took his camera from concerts to festivals for specialized magazines for many years. As early as 1980, he captured images of the greatest heavy metal groups, which he became a specialist in as magazines dedicated to the genre emerged in the course of the decade. It is thanks to the confinement, and the considerable slowdown in the activity of his agency, that the 50-year-old took the time to put his archives in order in order to make a beautiful book, Metal: 40 years of powerful music (Founding). «I was lucky to experience a golden age, that of the early 1980s, which corresponded to the emergence of the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM for specialists) with bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden , Def Leppard, Saxon and others. At the time, many high school students wore the AC / DC and Trust logos on their backpacks ”, remember

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Hear Foo Fighters’ New Song ‘No Son of Mine’ From Upcoming LP

Foo Fighters rang in 2021 by releasing “No Son of Mine,” a new song from their recently announced 10th LP, Medicine at Midnight.

“No Son of Mine” follows the album’s first single, “Shame Shame,” which they debuted on a December episode of Saturday Night Live. In a recent interview, guitarist Chris Shiflett described that song as “definitely a little different than anything we’ve ever done before” and a “little bit different than anything else on the record.” He noted that the nine-song record, which follows 2017’s Concrete and Gold, has a lot of “groove-based” material as a result of band leader Dave Grohl’s perspective. “Dave’s a drummer,” he told The Brag, “so he’s always coming up with rhythmic twists and riffs based on rhythms that he hears in his head.”

The new song appears to support his case. While Grohl’s trademark vocal delivery is present and correct, the song is driven by a dominant country rock and even rockabilly feel, with a contrasting ’70s-style high-pitched backing vocals. The lyrics seem to address hypocrisy or confusion related to the space between forgiveness and denial, as Grohl describes “living dead” who have a “hand to God with one foot in the grave” in an “age of lost innocence.” The accompanying looped animation seems to illustrate a corrupt circle of life that involves tumbling through an existence of distraction, with greed becoming the dominant influence.

Medicine at Midnight is out Feb. 5 via RCA / Roswell. Grohl announced that Foo Fighters had finished recording the album in March, calling it “unlike anything we’ve ever done.”

“I’m so fucking proud of it,” he said. “I’m fucking excited for people to hear it and I can’t wait to jump on that fucking stage to play it. […] There are choruses on this record that 50-fucking-thousand people are gonna sing, and it’s gonna bring everyone’s fucking hearts together in that moment. And that’s what it’s all about.”

Foo Fighters – ‘No Son of Mine’

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