Cali's per­for­mance rocks Wuhan's night

Changjiang Weekly - - CULTURE - By He­len Pan

Bruno Cal­i­uri, a top French rock singer and song­writer, bet­ter known as Cali, per­formed at an open-air con­cert at Wushang Plaza on June 22. The mu­sic star, ac­com­pa­nied by his key­board player, got their au­di­ence cheer­ing and wav­ing their hands to the beat.

In an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with Changjiang Weekly, he talked about his mu­sic ca­reer and his stay in Wuhan. Cali said that he was heav­ily in­flu­enced by Léo Ferré, a French­born poet and com­poser. "I think lyrics are more im­por­tant than com­po­si­tions," he said, adding that his songs are a mix­ture of rock and chan­son, a lyric-driven French mu­sic style.

Cali ex­pressed grat­i­tude for the hos­pi­tal­ity he has re­ceived in Wuhan, the only stop of his China tour dur­ing the Croise­ments Fes­ti­val. Be­sides per­form­ing, he also took some time to meet read­ers at French Al­liance to pro­mote his new book. "I am look­ing for­ward to re­turn­ing to Wuhan with my fam­ily next year," he said.

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