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In France, a racist scandal broke out regarding the singer who should open the 2024 Olympics

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr19,2024

A racist scandal broke out in France regarding the singer who should open the 2024 Olympics

Singer Aya Nakamura/Martial Trezzini/EPA

Singer Aya Nakamura has been announced as the headliner of the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, where she will cover the iconic Edith Piaf. In the new material, we tell what the cause of the scandal related to the performer is. They began to discuss the color of the artist's skin, the “insufficient Frenchness” and “vulgarness” of her clothes.

Aya Nakamura is considered one of the most popular French-speaking performers in the world. However, it seems that the star's compatriots are very skeptical of her work. In particular, 63% of the French voted against Nakamura's performance at the opening, arguing that her music “does not represent France”.

Raised in the suburbs of Paris, she mixes French lyrics with Arabic, English and West African dialects such as Bamana, the Malian language of her parents, in songs that interweave R&B, the sound and rhythms of Afropop, writes about the artist.

The International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism, based in France, filed a complaint against the protesters, and the Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation.

It is worth noting that the organizers of the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympics have not yet confirmed the participation of the singer in program It was previously expected that she will perform one of the hits of the legendary Edith Piaf.

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Aya Nakamura is a 28-year-old singer from Bamako, Mali. As a child, she emigrated to France with her parents. In 2016, the singer signed a contract with Rec.118, a label owned by the Warner Music France production company. On August 25, 2017, her debut album Journal intime was released, led by the first platinum hit Comportement.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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