CONCERT - From Brooklyn to Paname

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CONCERT - From Brooklyn to Paname

Time: March 27, 2018 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Lycée Français de New York
Street: 505 E 75th St
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: https://culturalcenter.lfny.o…
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Lycée Français de New York
Latest Activity: Feb 21

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Ayọ born Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin, is a Nigerian-German singer-songwriter and actressWhen she was about 15, she wrote her first song, which was about her mother who died of heroin overdose and it helped her cope with her traumatic childhood. Her musical taste was influenced by her father's large selection of vinyl albums which included Pink FloydFela KutiDonny HathawayJimmy Cliff and Bob Marley
At 21 Ayọ moved to London and later lived in Paris and New York City. During her time in Paris her musical talent was noticed by a broader audience, and she gave her first solo concerts. Her debut album Joyful, which was first released in 2006, reached Double-Platinum status in France. The album was released in the United States on 20 November 2007 by Interscope Records. In 2014 she won the category 'Best Female Singer' of the Globes de Cristal Award in France. 
In 2017 Ayọ released two singles, each accompanied by a music video, "I'm a Fool" in June and "Paname" in September.  
On 6 October 2017, the fifth album of the singer was released which was named Ayọafter herself.
She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her children.
 

The concert will be part of the Printemps de la Francophonie organized by the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) and co-organized with NYFACS, New York French American Charter School in Harlem.

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