< /p> The sixth year of the Metronome Prague festival, June 23, 2023, Prague. French singer Zaz.
Prague – The French singer and songwriter performing under the pseudonym Zaz today on the main stage of the Metronome festival greeted the audience in Czech at the Prague Exhibition Center and played them her biggest hits from her debut album called Zaz as well as songs from her latest studio album Isa. Zaz headlined today's program along with British guitar group Editors. According to the organizers, about three hundred artists will perform at the sixth year of the festival.
From the debut album Zaz, with which Isabelle Geffoyová became famous in 2010 and won praise from listeners and music critics for her musical achievement, the songs Les Passants (Passersby) and La Fée (Fairy) were heard, among others. Today, the singer and her band adapted the song Éblouie par la nuit (Dazzled by the night) and the megahit Je veux (I want) into a rockier form than in the original version on her debut, which the audience sang along with the artist.
From the album Sur la Route from 2015, the singer, who is also dedicated to supporting socially beneficial projects in the organization Zazimut, chose the song Si jamais j'oublie (If I ever forget) for the Prague concert and the song Avec son from her latest album from 2021 fr?re (With his brother). She also presented songs from the album Isa, on which Zaz collaborated with a Dutch producer with the stage name Reyn, to Czech fans last October at Prague's O2 universum.
Among the Czech and Slovak performers, Jana Kirschner and the musical group Zrní presented themselves on stage today. The band on the border between alternative and pop culture prepared a concert premiere of the visual for their new album Široko daleko, which they released this spring. Fans of electronic music could look forward to the German Moderat.
According to the organizers, this year's Metronome Prague offers eight separate stages with about 50 musical projects with over 300 artists. In addition to Zaz, the main musical stars of this year's festival include the British group Jamiroquai, White Lies, the French group M83 and the Norwegian singer Aurora. Metronome Prague also includes an accompanying program called Metronome Fair. Those interested will find outdoor installations, film productions and presentations of the activities of non-profit organizations.
Last year, the fifth year of the Metronome Prague festival, 22,000 people visited, the most during its existence. In previous years, Metronome Prague has been visited by stars such as Kraftwerk, Primal Scream, Liam Gallagher, Morcheeba, Sting, Iggy Pop, Foals, Chemical Brothers, Kasabian, David Byrne, John Cale, the band Underworld and Massive Attack.
Zaz was born on May 1, 1980 in Tours. As a child, she learned to play the violin, piano and guitar, as well as to sing. In 1994, she moved with her family to Libourne and continued her singing studies in nearby Bordeaux. She tried just about every genre and many bands before she decided to go to Paris in 2006. She then sang chansons for tourists in a bar for more than a year, and also performed on the streets of Montmartre. She subsequently won a young talent singing competition.