“No one understood why, but no one said anything”

In the columns of the new number L’Obs, singer Camélia Jordana returned to the surprising award she received in 2019 at the Music victories.

In 2020, for their 35th edition chaired by Florent Pagny, the Music victories were sorting through their price categories. The rap album of the year, the electronic, groove or dance music album of the year or the traditional or world music album of the year disappeared. Last winner of this prize, in 2019 therefore: Camélia Jordana for her opus Lost.

“Was it because I was singing partly in Arabic?” Camélia Jordana wonders after her Victoire de la musique.

A reward to say the least surprising, as recalled the main interested in an interview with the magazine L’Obs. “No one understood why, and no one said anything “, she recalls. “I hallucinated myself and wondered if it was world music. Was it because I was singing partly in Arabic?“. The singer, who also returned to her spat with Christophe Castaner in this interview, she considers the album Lost like French song, in this case? “For me, the French song is a precise musical movement. Nothing obliges to sing in piano / voice and to be dressed in black, but we take the poetry of the text into consideration“, explains the former candidate of New star. Lost was sung in French, English and Arabic. I don’t like the term world music, I prefer to talk about traditional music. I ended up telling myself that it could belong to this category: it is the album of a woman, French and Arab, which mixes several influences, the rhythms of North Africa, Mauritania, Senegal, from Congo, Mali, and soul, hip-hop and electro“.

Camélia Jordana, nominated for the 2021 Victoires de la Musique

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In this year 2021, however, no room for confusion: the category of the Album of traditional or world music is still out ! More Camélia Jordana, she is one of the artists in the running for the 36th edition of the ceremony, which shunned Yelle and which we do not yet know if it will be in the presence of an audience. The 28-year-old singer is indeed nominated in the category of Original Song of the Year for her title. Easy, extract from his double album Easy Fragile which will be in stores on January 29.

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