Festival Sémaphore: A brief encounter with the high society of French indie pop

Great artist Kent was already famous in the 1980s as a true French punk rocker with the band Starshooter. These days, he is in the limelight once again with profound chansons and highly artistic comic books. At one time, he enjoyed the support of one of the recognized masters of the French chanson: Jacques Higelin, who also performed at the Festival Sémaphore. Today, Kent himself is fostering up-and-coming artists, and chose Fougis Bergère to take part in his exclusive writing seminar as part of the “Sémaphore Festival” in Clermont Ferrand, a city recently chosen as “France’s rockingest city.” The grounds for this, however, remained largely mystifying to most people, and we are still waiting for enlightenment on this score…
As it turned out, Fougis Bergère were not able to perform on the big stage this time around, but Radio Campus presented us live to the denizens of Clermont Ferrand. We blasted them over the airwaves with our rendition of “Vivre en France,” and now they can prove beyond doubt that they were not named “France’s rockingest city” for nothing. Even better, Fougis Bergère were signed on the spot for the next “Livre et Chanson” festival in Vichy.

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