Stro­mae brings along Kanye West in Coachella sur­prise

The China Post - - ARTS -

Bel­gium’s Stro­mae brought in a fel­low su­per­star from across the At­lantic, Kanye West, in a sur­prise Sun­day on the fi­nal day of the Coachella fes­ti­val.

Stro­mae was per­form­ing his dance-and-song show at the fes­ti­val in the south­ern Cal­i­for­nia desert when West sud­denly ap­peared — to ap­plause — to join “Alors On Danse,” a ma­jor hit in the French- speak­ing world in 2009 and 2010, ac­cord­ing to nu­mer­ous so­cial me­dia posts.

While unan­nounced, the ap­pear­ance had his­tory to it as West pre­vi­ously recorded a hip-hop remix of “Alors On Danse” aimed at the North Amer­i­can mar­ket.

West a day ear­lier per­formed a sur­prise set of his own songs as he un­ex­pect­edly joined the Canadian R&B star The Weeknd on stage.

Coachella, one of the most in­flu­en­tial global mu­sic fes­ti­vals, is well-known for its sur­prise ap­pear­ances, although they have gen­er­ally been more com­mon in the first of the two week­ends.

On the first week­end this year, Madonna en­tered the stage dur­ing a per­for­mance by Drake and gave the rap­per a pro­longed, full­tongue kiss af­ter singing some of her own songs.

Stro­mae’s “Racine Ca­ree” was the top-sell­ing al­bum in France in 2013 and again in 2014.

He has been win­ning a larger fol­low­ing in the United States, with well- re­ceived shows at Coachella.

He is sched­uled to per­form at one of the most pres­ti­gious U.S. venues, Madi­son Square Gar­den in New York, in Oc­to­ber.

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