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Take Me To Paris | Pauline Maudy (Mzaza)

After a string of successful Queensland and international tours, French-born, award-winning singer Pauline Maudy presents a personal show about growing up in two places.

Take Me to Paris is a show about belonging, about identity. It’s about our search for an idealised version of heaven on earth, Napoleon’s fascination for Australia, Australia’s fascination for the city of love and everything in between.

One of the truly rare voices on the international world scene, Pauline effortlessly channels the greats in French and English, transporting audiences from Parisian alleyways to New York jazz bars in a heartbeat.

This entertaining, funny and moving show skillfully weaves compelling storytelling, breathtaking music and a thought provoking and humorous exploration of whether the grass really is greener on the other side. Take Me to Paris takes us on a voyage to the mystical city of Paris and right back to the beautiful land we live in.

Born in France, Pauline is an award-winning singer and songwriter. Known for her versatility, stage presence and multilingual singing, she forged her career with her international touring folk band MZAZA while writing and performing in the rock, pop, and jazz worlds. Through her work with MZAZA Pauline has received two Queensland Music Awards for Best World Song and had the opportunity to contribute to multicultural awareness and inclusion in Australia, delivering workshops, tours and a body of work which celebrates ancestry, migration and diversity.

For Take Me to Paris she is joined on stage by standout musicians Greta Kelly (violin), Gwenny Warnick (bass), Mircha Mangiacotti (guitar) and Meg Burstow (keys). Together they punctuate Pauline’s charismatic storytelling by blending repertoire from different genres and eras absolutely seamlessly. The show references the likes of Piaf, the Box Tops, Joe Cocker, Ella Fitzgerald (and more!) balanced with some carefully selected original compositions.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

Introduction to French Chanson Workshop
Thurs 11 Nov, 6.30-7.30pm
Free

Embark on a journey through French songs of the 20th century! Born in France and of Spanish-Sephardic heritage, Pauline Maudy will facilitate a uplifting vocal workshop for beginners and experienced singers. Pauline teaches French songs and harmonies to singers of all levels of experience and quickly gets you to sing together with ease. Hear stories of French singers and songwriters such as Piaf, Brassens and Gainsbourg, learn French lyrics, sing along with Pauline and the band’s wonderful instrumentalists and perform with the band during the Take Me to Paris show.

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