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Alexandra Hernandez

(Updated on July 17, 2014)
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Alexandra Hernandez was born in Saint Pierre and Miquelon, a small French island next to the Atlantic Canadian coast. At the age of 18, she left home to start her musical career in Montreal. She studied saxophone before flying to France where she wrote her first songs.
She won a bunch of prizes, among other the first prize of the festival “Le raisin d’or”,  the SACEM Prize

This "jaseuse-jazzeuse" that mixes folk and protest song has succeeded in creating musical atmospheres with great finesse, place the memory wire filigree of today's stories. These are songs of territories that affect men by the roots and a general tone that reminds us of Graeme Allwright.