LES CONCERTS DU 7ÈME CIEL - SEASON 4

THEO HAKOLA
July 02, 2011

An American musician, novelist and actor who has been based in Paris since the late 70s, Theo Hakola is a committed cultural activist. He was the man behind Orchestre Rouge in the early 80s and then Passion Fodder before embarking on a solo career in 1993.

A fascinating character with sharp sincerity, Hakola has written songs with great fury, but also with beautiful expressions of love. A lot of his work is rooted in a humanism that is shredded by the anger of despair: a pain inflicted on us by the insults of so many people in power.

Over the years, Hakola has collaborated with francophone artists Noir Désir, Stephan Eicher and Etienne Daho. His own records were graced by the presence of Thomas Wydler and Warren Ellis (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), Pascal Humbert (16 Horsepower) and Claire Diterzi to name but a few.

Fourteen albums later, one can only admire the enduring quality of Hakola's output.

For this 7ème Ciel concert, he was joined by his loyal accomplice and violinist, Bénédicte Villain. It was the first acoustic concert that the wonderful Theo had performed during his long career.

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