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Maï Lucas

Community artist

Hipsters, shady bars and the African community. The north of Paris is a kaleidoscopic neighbourhood, in which Maï Lucas has chosen to reflect in all its afro glory. "I have an affinity for black culture; it has a powerfully poetic side to it. I wanted to capture these African princesses from the back, in profile and in detail—I think of them as being a bit like apparitions. I aim to hone in on the same sensibility you might find in the work of a painter or poet." The artist's photographs also pay a vibrant tribute to everyday beauty—the kind found in the eye of those who know how to unearth such things.
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Radio Pigalle

Pigalle is also a soundscape

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  • Monsieur Madame - Cha Cha Guitri
  • I'm a Victim of This Song - PIPILOTTI RIST
  • Auditorium - Mos Def
  • Onde Anda meu Amor - Orlandivo
  • Mysterons - Portishead
  • Across Your Life - Oriental Sunshine
  • Don't Turn Me Away - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • Do You Feel It? - Joe Cuba Sextet
  • Cumbia del Monte - Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros
  • C'est normal - Brigitte Fontaine & Areski
  • Twice the First time - Saul Williams
  • Don't it drive you crazy? - The Pointed Sisters
  • Venus in Fur - The Velvet Undergroud & Nico
  • Baltimore - Nina Simone
  • Shere Kahn - Nino Nardini
  • Qui Coulè Mamman ou - Marius Cultier
  • Billy Jack - Curtis Mayfield
  • Can you feel it - Electric Six
  • Brother where are you - Oscar Brown Jr.
  • Main Aim - Cella Dwellas
  • Il Pleut - Brigitte Fontaine
  • Tried by 12 - East Flatbush Project
  • Comme un boomerang - Serge Gainsbourg
  • Imidiwan ma tennam - Tinariwen