Daho l’aime pop ! Catalogue
Catalogue under the direction of Tristan Bera and Étienne Daho
Co-published with Gallimard
19x24,5cm / 240 pages
Available in French only
“What does the word ‘pop’ mean? When I was a kid and a teenager, I never paid attention to genres and happily played everything from popular ‘chanson’ to underground music with the same unguilty pleasure. When my career started to take off, in order to avoid the dominant models and sectarian rigidity of rock and ‘variété’, I defined myself as a pop artist.
Trenet’s swing, Boris Vian’s rock, and Françoise Hardy’s sophisticated English pop allowed the following generations to find themselves in a free zone. Pop today has fluctuating contours and no interest in definitions. It lays bridges between different musical realms. It takes down partitions, melds and mixes, reconciles genres, and tears off labels. Liberated from the rigidity of codes, a whole new generation is raising high the flag of bold, unfettered, varied, teeming, and free pop music.”
Étienne Daho in collaboration with Tristan Bera has created a subjective journey through 70 years of French pop in 200 portraits. With texts by Christophe Conte, Barbara Lebrun, Gérard Lefort, Jean Éric Perrin et Franck Vergeade.