viernes, 25 de junio de 2010

BERNARD LAVILLIERS-STAND THE GHETTO


Bernard Lavilliers (born on 7 October 1946) is a French singer.

He was born Bernard Ouillon in Saint-Étienne, Loire.

In April 1979 Lavilliers took a break from his gruelling schedule, flying off to Jamaica to relax.

The singer then went on to New York where he met the legendary Portorican percussionist Ray Barretto.

He then returned to Brazil, where he spent some time in Rio.

This trip proved to be an immense source of inspiration and when the singer returned to France he recorded a new album, entitled "O Gringo".

Phenomenally successful, this album produced a string of hit singles including "La Salsa" and "Stand the Ghetto".

Lavilliers also recorded "Est-ce ainsi que les hommes vivent", a poem by Aragon set to music by his old idol Léo Ferré.