Video

Stromae Performs 'Papaoutai' In The Streets Of New York City

Watch Stromae perform "Papaoutai" for puzzled New Yorkers across Time Square, Brooklyn Bridge Park and in a subway car.


Photo via Pitchfork.

Stromae perfroms his Racine Carrée hit single "Papaoutai" across the streets of New York City for the latest installment of his popular 'Lessons' videos, which are being revamped to promote his upcoming 10-concert North American tour. After a high-profile introduction featuring the likes of Lorde and Madonna (both Stromae fans), the clip follows the Belgian pop artist to Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Williamsburg and, even, a subway car as he plays his track for puzzled New Yorkers. The street performances culminate at Madison Square Garden, where Stromae will headline in October on a bill alongside Janelle Monáe and Jidenna. Watch "Stromae Takes America - 'Papaoutai' In New York City" below via Pitchfork and see his full North American tour dates underneath. Tickets for all shows are available now.

Stromae North American Tour Dates

09/12 – James L Knight Center – Miami, FL^

09/16 – Echostage – Washington, DC*

09/18 – House of Blue – Boston, MA*

09/21 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL*

09/22 – Myth – Minneapolis, MN*

09/25 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI*

09/26 – Echo Beach – Toronto, ON*

09/28 – Centre Bell – Montreal, QC*

09/29 – Centre Bell – Montreal, QC*

10/01 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY**

*Jidenna supporting

** Special guest Janelle Monáe

^Freedom Fry supporting

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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