Making Tracks in Paris, France
Nick D heads to Paris, to hear what Fat Freddy’s Drop song ‘Hope’ sounds like in the hands of French/Malian superstars Amadou and Mariam. This blind, married musical team are in their fourth decade of making beautiful music together. They have performed at some of the biggest concerts and festivals in the world, and their version of ‘Hope’ is something nobody should miss.
During the episode, Nick visits the infamous 93rd Department of Paris, and finds out there’s a lot more it than the rioting and burning of cars that the area is famous for. Nick also manages to take in the sights and sounds of the fashionable Paris sidewalks. He has some Kiwi music adapted by an accordion busker, and then hangs out with uber-cool duo, Jamaica.
As always, we get to see what key members of Fat Freddy’s Drop think of Amadou and Mariam’s cover version of ‘Hope’.