Bujumbura-born Gaël Faye (you know him from the Paris hip hop outfit Milk Coffee & Sugar) returned to Burundi to record this video with singer Francis Muhire for ‘Petit Pays’ (a first single off his upcoming ‘autobiographic’ album). It’s an ode to that ‘small country’, with the images pushing some safe buttons (happy kids and green rolling hills), but Faye’s French parlando is quite beautiful, his mind floating between the Burundi of his past, the Rwanda of his mother and the France of his father.
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Music Break. Gaël Faye
March 13, 2012