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WW Paris: Philippe Cohen Solal re-opens the doors of the Hash Club, a journey through the Paradis Artificiels ‐ Worldwide FM
  • WW Paris: Philippe Cohen Solal re-opens the doors of the Hash Club, a journey through the Paradis Artificiels

    As part of our Fete de la Musique celebrations, this show explores a variety of live performances provided by the artists that Gotan Project‘s Philippe Cohen Solal invited during his Hash Club of Paris two months ago. Featuring Maia Barouh, Marie Modiano & Peter Von Poehl, Chassol, Féloche, Marina Cedro, Olaf Hund, Élodie Bouchez and Tété, guests took the opportunity…

    As part of our Fete de la Musique celebrations, this show explores a variety of live performances provided by the artists that Gotan Project‘s Philippe Cohen Solal invited during his Hash Club of Paris two months ago.

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    Featuring Maia Barouh, Marie Modiano & Peter Von Poehl, Chassol, Féloche, Marina Cedro, Olaf Hund, Élodie Bouchez and Tété, guests took the opportunity to create a unique live session by reading poems and mixing old records of French poets.

    The history behind Hash Club

    In 1844, Charles Baudelaire and Théophile Gautier, two french poets, created the Hash Club, a monthly rendez-vous where some of the most talented artists, writers and poets (Victor Hugo, Eugène Delacroix, Alexandre Dumas) gathered, eating hashish jam called dawamek in order to access artificial paradises. Those parties, fantasias took place in a beautiful mansion in the center of Paris: L’Hôtel de Lauzun.

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    Lat March, for Paris Music Festival, Philippe Cohen Solal reopened the doors of Club de Hachichins, in the exact place where it happened, where Baudelaire lived and wrote some of his most famous poems such as ‘L’invitation au voyage’. Philippe shared the stage with musicians and actors to experiment intimate shows inspired by this legendary place and by the XIXth century’s french poetry.

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    It also became an opportunity for Philippe to create a whole piece of music – soon known as the album Paradis Artificiel, based on poems by Baudelaire and texts from Théophile Gautier. The first single ‘Le Parfum” has just been released and the forthcoming album will be available next fall.

    For more shows from this lineup:

    WW NOLA Day 2: Gilles Peterson with Yisrael trio and Phillipe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project)
    New Music Worldwide: Mari* with maïa barouh,DJ NOBU, Haruka, Yuko Asanuma, YOSI HORIKAWA

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