Dick Annegarn does not come easily. We must persevere to enter into his strange world, made up of songs with poetic texts, performed in French with his diction very special, tinted accent Dutch. This self-taught musician 66-year-old, who made a name in 1974 with his first album, Sacred Geranium , will be a free concert in the grand auditorium of the national library François-Mitterrand, on 5 December at 18h30.

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Dick Annegarn will sing the titles from her new album, 12 cities in 12 songs , released on the label Music Wild. Such as the disc name suggests, these are songs celebrating each a different city, some ancient, others more recent, are re-recorded for the occasion.

12 songs celebrating the cities that have marked the artist

there are Brussels , a title of Sacred Geranium , tribute to the capital of Flanders with a Parisian nostalgic of the “dancing bellies” and the “ministry of beer” ; Nogent-sur-Marne presented as a city on the decline, taken in drink ; or a Xillinji, city in the North of China, prey to the flames.

A concert ended the celebration of 80 years of collecting of the phonographic industry

The concert of Dick Annegarn, will close the celebration of 80 years of the collection of the phonographic industry-by the national Library of France. The opportunity for the public, professional as curious, to examine the mutation experienced by the record industry and to understand the way in which the BNF adapts to these changes to further its mission of collection , dissemination and preservation of sound heritage always more dematerialized. Ending the day with the presentation of album of a talented artist in flesh and bone.

Concert of Dick Annegarn, Wednesday 5 December 2018 at 18: 30, at the Grand Auditorium of the BNF, quai François-Mauriac, 75013 Paris. Free entrance in the limit of seats available. Reservation required at 01 53 79 49 49 or visites@bnf.fr. Afternoon: free entrance upon registration on bnf.fr.

● The album 12 Cities in 12 Songs of Dick Annegarn

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