Aya Nakamura: “How could she not represent France?”  A major star defends the singer, who is expected to perform at the Olympic Games in Paris

Aya Nakamura: “How could she not represent France?” A major star defends the singer, who is expected to perform at the Olympic Games in Paris

The performer of ‘Djadja’ or even ‘Pookie’ could perform a cover of an Edith Piaf song during the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

His participation has not yet been confirmed. But according to the newspaper The Expresssinger Aya Nakamura – interpreter of hits like “Djadja” or “Pookie” – could be invited to perform a cover of Edith Piaf, at the ceremony of the next Olympic Games in Paris, scheduled from July 26 to August 11 in France.

A perspective that has caused many reactions in recent days. Some voices on the far right have violently criticized the French-Malian singer, comments for which an investigation has now been opened, as announced on Friday, March 15, by the Paris prosecutor’s office.

Several personalities from the political world have denounced these racist comments, first and foremost the Minister of Sports, Olympic and Paralympic Games, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra.

This Thursday, March 14, a personality from the artistic world, comedian, actor and singer Patrick Bruel, also spoke about the issue. “How could she not represent France?” he began, interviewed on BFMTV. “And in what way, for example, did Jessye Norman not represent France when she sang the Marseillaise, a year to open a competition, I don’t remember which one?” Patrick Bruel refers here to the American singer who sang the French national anthem during the commemorations of the bicentenary of the French Revolution.

“But anyway, what are we talking about?” he continued. The problem with this kind of debate is that it takes the debate into bad territory that we wouldn’t want to hear. I would not like to imagine the reasons for this controversy.”

And Patrick Bruel continues to support Aya Nakamura: “In any case, I would really like to hear her sing Edith Piaf. She would step out of her comfort zone, it will be a little different from what she does. And I I’m sure she will enjoy it, and so will we.”

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