Paris Chansons brought their eclectic brand of a French music with a Russian twist to the Dakota in March to a sold out crowd. The Los Angeles band is coming back Aug. 2 and 3, and TC Jewfolk wants you to be there!
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Julia Kantor, the group’s lead singer, said the March night in Minneapolis was a thrilling experience.
“We had many international people at the show with a large Russian contingent,” Kantor said. “There were a couple of women from Minnesota Accueil who said we had to come back.”
On this trip, Kantor said the group is partnering with several local groups to help promote the event: Museum of Russian Art, Alliance Francaise of Minneapolis & St. Paul, and Russian-American Jews in Minnesota. The first two groups are providing prizes for the cultural quiz that band will have during the show.
“I know their last visit was successful and it drew a lot of interest from our members,” said Anna Scallon, the membership and volunteer coordinator for Alliance Francaise.
Kantor said that partnering with these types of cultural organizations is nothing new for the band.
“In L.A., it’s what we do all the time, and we Just did the same in Phoenix,” she said. “We held an Armenian night in L.A. recently. It’s more than a concert or evening. It’s a unifying event. That’s why I want to partner with different groups.”
Kantor said that the love of their music and the depth of the connection to the Eastern European community is strong.
“There’s something unique about the music,” she said. “I look at it as music that generally appeals, but there are cultural groups that have a very personal connection to the music because it’s what they came up with. For those groups, it’s like a community experience of unity.”