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After his first performances last April during the Spotlight on France of the Canadian Week Music, Tété is back in Toronto for a unique concert on July 12 at the Adelaide Hall.

Tété ought to be crowned France’s folk king. A charming self-taught artist, he ably combines folk, Delta blues and Chanson Française influences. Born in Dakar, Niang Mahmoud Tété later moved to St. Dizier in northeast France and was given a guitar at age 15. His Antillaise mother ho reared him on The Beatles, Bob Dylan and jazz greats like John Coltrane before beginning to busk in the Paris métro. As a result, his work from 2000’s EP Préambule through last year’s Les Chroniques de Pierrot Lunaire navigate everyday themes sung in French, although he also pens lyrics in English and harkens to folk of the Anglo tradition. One of his best tunes, “Le Magicien,” features a video showing him appropriating the folk boom cool of the famed placards with lyrics segment from Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” “C’est juste une phase,” some might say. Non, Tété is not a phase but a flash of the future of black vernacular music. (Paste Magazine - April 2017)

Have a glimpse at the first excerpt of Tété's new album, Les Chroniques de Pierrot lunaire :

Tickets are now available online at ticketfly.com or direct to timur@mrgconcerts.com.

For more information please visit Adelaide Hall official website.

 

Adelaide Hall 250 Adelaide St W, Toronto M5H 1X6

TORONTO - Tété to perform at the Adelaide Hall

When
Wednesday, July 12, 8 pm
Where
Adelaide Hall
250 Adelaide St W, Toronto M5H 1X6

After his first performances last April during the Spotlight on France of the Canadian Week Music, Tété is back in Toronto for a unique concert on July 12 at the Adelaide Hall.

Tété ought to be crowned France’s folk king. A charming self-taught artist, he ably combines folk, Delta blues and Chanson Française influences. Born in Dakar, Niang Mahmoud Tété later moved to St. Dizier in northeast France and was given a guitar at age 15. His Antillaise mother ho reared him on The Beatles, Bob Dylan and jazz greats like John Coltrane before beginning to busk in the Paris métro. As a result, his work from 2000’s EP Préambule through last year’s Les Chroniques de Pierrot Lunaire navigate everyday themes sung in French, although he also pens lyrics in English and harkens to folk of the Anglo tradition. One of his best tunes, “Le Magicien,” features a video showing him appropriating the folk boom cool of the famed placards with lyrics segment from Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” “C’est juste une phase,” some might say. Non, Tété is not a phase but a flash of the future of black vernacular music. (Paste Magazine - April 2017)

Have a glimpse at the first excerpt of Tété's new album, Les Chroniques de Pierrot lunaire :

Tickets are now available online at ticketfly.com or direct to timur@mrgconcerts.com.

For more information please visit Adelaide Hall official website.