Friday, March 07, 2008

Raphael, the Russian call

Raphael became famous in France a couple of years ago, with his sweet, boyish voice fitting well into the French scene. I did not appreciate his songs more than that before this last one, Vent d'hiver, probably due to its melody reminding so much of Russian/Ukrainian/Gypsy violon play and melody. And - sure enough, Raph's father comes from Russia - more unusual, mother from Argentina.

His latest video here:

2 comments:

Alex said...

Why Lili Brik? How does he know who Lili Brik was? How can his audience know?

uasunflower said...

it is not part of proprietary culture thing either, she used to be a People´s magazine type personality i believe, just some time ago...