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Patricia Kaas

Patricia Kaas

 

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Edith Piaf, the story behind a legend

Famous covers of Edith Piaf Songs

Patricia Kaas
France

Presentation:

The critics call her the mademoiselle of music, and they're not wrong. With a stunningly raspy voice, she's amazed audiences from all over the globe by singing in French, English and German. Now, Eurochannel invites you to discover her voice. Patricia Kaas is here with an overwhelmingly passionate concert and an unforgettable show singing Edith Piaf's best known hits.

Perfectly blending a unique cultural background, Patricia Kaas's music has been a promenade through Western Europe. Singing in German and French, she first gained recognition due to the sponsorship of the French acting legend Gérard Depardieu, who saw her as a diamond ready to shine.

Patricia Kass has a record breaking career with accolades such as Gold, Platinum and Diamond albums for her sales across the world, and the Victoires de la Musique award in the category of "Discovery of the Year", one of the most important French music awards. In 1991 she received two further music awards, the World Music Award and a Bambi. In the following year she received 3rd place in the category of 'Best International Female Singer' at the ECHO awards in Cologne, nominated alongside Cher (who received first place), Tina Turner, Madonna and Whitney Houston, four of the biggest names in the music world.

Now, after almost two decades on the stage, Eurochannel invites you to celebrate, alongside Patricia Kaas, the 50 years since the passing of the legend Edith Piaf with Kaas' unique versions. Get your seats to this special concert in the renowned Royal Albert Hall in London and let your senses go with a powerful voice.

Biography:

Patricia Kaas is a French singer and actress born on the 5th of December of 1966 in Forbach, Moselle. Kaas is a very successful French-speaking singer, with international success, especially in Western Europe, Canada, Russia and Korea. Her music has been described by the critics as a mixture of pop music, jazz and chanson. Since the appearance of her debut album Mademoiselle chante... in 1988 Kaas has sold over 16 million records worldwide. In 2002 Kaas had her film debut in And now... Ladies and Gentlemen, beside Jeremy Irons. She represented France on the Eurovision contest of 2009 and is now touring a special performance of Edith Piaf songs, followed by an album of 20 of Piaf's most famous hits.

Trivia:

• In 1989 Kaas suffered a traumatic personal experience when her mother fell ill from cancer and died. The teddy bear Kaas sent to support her mother's convalescence today accompanies Kaas everywhere as a mascot.
• In December 2003 Patricia Kaas received the First Class Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her contribution to friendship between France and Germany.

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