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Paris Combo seduces Australia with their rhythmic, multicultural sounds / ArtsHub

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Paris Combo's return to Australia is a triumphant one, with sold-out theatres and well-deserved standing ovations in every show so far. Paris Combo ( Belle du Berry, David Lewis, Emmanuel Chabbey, François François and Potzi ) will make your day and, if and bring your dancing shoes, you'll make their day too. Thier next stops are Sydney – City Recital Hall on 10 June & Melbourne – Recital Centre on 11 June. When the entire musical score of a concert is in the language of love, it's hardly surprising when all of the songs are about love, too. Paris Combo makes its audience fall in love – in love with their catchy rhythms, in love with dancing to the beat, and in love with love itself.

Paris Combo are world music in the truest sense of the word – they blend French, gypsy, French, Latino and Middle Eastern culture, both in their musical influences and in the heritage of the band members themselves. Despite the myriad of cultures represented, all songs (bar one) are in French. For non-French speakers 80 minutes of French could be a little overwhelming, but each song is unique, dynamic and rhythmic enough to keep you interested, and the band do their best to keep the audience in the loop with explanations and audience participation.  READ THE FULL ArtsHub ARTICLE