A breathtaking ride through Parisian alleyways from the 1900s until now led by award-winning French singer Pauline Maudy and friends.
"Brisbane based Pauline Maudy, an expatriate French singer, heartbreakingly channelled Edith Piaf... More, please." - Ken Lord, The Sunday Mail
Join award-winning, French-born singer Pauline Maudy as she channels the greats from Edith Piaf to George Brassens joined by talented musicians from Europe and Australia.
MZAZA presents a brand new show, Take me to Paris. After a string of successful Queensland tours the company takes a deep dive into French singer Pauline Maudy's city of origin with a show that weaves French chansons with snapshots of French history and culture.
Take me to Paris leads you through the cobbled streets of Paris, place of Pauline's childhood, and brings to life different eras of this mystical city through the words of its writers, songwriters and poets. The show features powerful renditions of songs made famous by Piaf, Brassens, Gainsboug and more, alongside originals penned by Pauline and friends.
Don’t miss these multi-award winning, international touring musicians who relish connections with communities across Queensland.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
- 5 musicians and 1 optional sound and lighting engineer
No adult content or critical technical requirements. Projector optional.
MZAZA is one of the most unique production companies coming out of Australia today. Led by acclaimed French-Sephardic vocalist Pauline Maudy, the company works with award-winning musicians from Australia and Europe and has been mesmerising audiences with powerful and inspired performances. With a fascination for making something new from the old MZAZA create their own set of traditions from a tapestry of skilfully woven influences.
MZAZA's unique musicality and storytelling, coupled with theatrical experience and a knack for engaging community members across generations makes for a truly valuable and entertaining experience.
MZAZA has presented three shows through ArTour: Children of the Road (2016/2017) The Birth and Death of Stars (2019/2020) Take me to Paris (pending 2020/2021)
It is the timelessness of the music and stories that fuels an intense live show, an unforgettable musical journey, that has enraptured audiences at major venues and festivals in Australia and Europe.
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Unique Selling Point
Audiences strongly connect with Pauline's charimatic storytelling and her renditions of French classics. The show presents a rare opportunity to see Paris through the eyes of a French native while international instrumentalists bring different eras of the city of lights to life.
MZAZA works with schools, cultural groups, community music groups and choirs across Australia to teach French songs in a series of incredibly fun workshops, which culminate in the participants performing a song with the band. Audience members are also invited to sing along and will leave feeling like they have been on a special voyage.
MZAZA's media pack includes a media release, full colour bio with photos, video links to live performances, and past releases. MZAZA's new photos and videos will be developed shortly through their ‘Birth and Death of Stars’ album launch.
MZAZA’s media team successfully secures interviews and live-to-air performances on local/national radio, newspapers and music blogs.
MZAZA's teaching resource pack is sent in advance to leaders of relevant community music groups, school teachers and cultural organisations.
MZAZA's extensive connections with community choirs, cultural groups, folk music and dance associations and language learning groups will benefit ticket sales.
MZAZA’s workshops can take place on the day of the performance, or a day or two prior to the show. MZAZA can target their workshops towards primary or high schools, adult music groups, physically or mentally disabled groups, or seniors. The workshops, which are targeted specifically to the level of the group, introduce unusual languages, rhythms, songs, ornaments and scales.
The goal of the workshops in the short term is to invite participants to perform a song or two with the band during the show. The long term goal is to expand local music students’ knowledge of world music, and enrich existing community music group practices.
MZAZA loves to work with communities of broad ethnic backgrounds and facilitate the sharing of their cultural knowledge with the broader community.
Through regular and informative social media posts, and their email list, MZAZA keep in touch with the participants after their workshops/concerts. MZAZA also love to return to regional communities, and to work with the same music groups over the years.
When not touring, the musicians of MZAZA work as classroom music teachers, instrumental music teachers, language teachers, community workshop facilitators and music therapists.