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Gaël Faye

Style : Rap français
Pays : France

Gaël Faye was born in 1982 in Burundi of a Rwandan mother and a French father. At 13, the genocide in Rwanda and the civil war forces his family to leave for France. There, he develops a passion first for Rap, then writing, then Hip Hop.

Music to him was a form of therapy to forget violence and horror.

Gael Faye is an artist who touches the heart of his listeners, moving songs stand the test of analysis and close reading (his book "Little Country" has won several awards).

His rap to soul and jazz chords makes us waltz between France and Rwanda while his rich and committed texts make us think.