An Homage to Belle du Berry
Paris Combo, the celebrated French musical group, is making a highly-anticipated return to Australia with exclusive performances on the nights of the 9th, 10th and 11th of June for the 23rd edition of the biggest cabaret festival in the world: The Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Every year, this celebration of cabaret brings together world-class performers and artists from around the globe to showcase their talents and captivate audiences, making it one of the major events in both the Australian and International arts calendar. In 2023, the festival will be returning with a program that promises to be more spectacular than ever before. From June 2nd to June 24th, Adelaide will be alive with the sounds of cabaret as an impressive lineup of artists – including Paris Combo – take to the stage at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
As always, the festival will feature a diverse range of performances, from classic cabaret and musical theatre to contemporary performance art, with something to suit every taste. In addition to the headline acts, the festival will also feature a range of free events, masterclasses, and workshops, giving audiences the chance to get up close and personal with some of the world’s leading cabaret performers and creatives.
Paris Combo is a French musical group formed in 1995 following Australian musician David Lewis and French artist Belle du Berry’s collaboration in the musical revue Cabaret Sauvage in 1994. The group is known for its unique blend of musical styles, which includes swinging gypsy jazz, cabaret, French pop, and world rhythms. Their music is characterised by its infectious energy, catchy melodies, and sophisticated arrangements, which have won over audiences and critics around the world. Belle du Berry, the group’s lead vocalist and lyricist, who sadly passed away in 2020, was known for her captivating stage presence, and distinctive voice. She was a key creative force behind many of Paris Combo’s most beloved songs and was widely regarded as one of the most talented performers of her generation.
On the nights of the 9th, 10th and 11th of June, Paris Combo will perform as a special 10-piece ensemble and will be joined onstage by guest vocalists Carmen Maria Vega, Billie, Aurore Voilqué, and Mano Razanajato. The concert will be a vibrant tribute to Belle du Berry, featuring beloved songs that have made the group an international favourite, as well as selections from their final studio album with Belle, titled Quesaco?. This unique celebration is sure to be a memorable experience for fans of Paris Combo in Adelaide, and throughout Australia.
Whether you are a seasoned cabaret fan or a newcomer to the world of performance art, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival is an event not to be missed. Join the crowds who will gather to celebrate Belle du Berry’s legacy and the incredible performances of Paris Combo!