View Full Version : Belgian singer Axelle Red to be knighted in France

03-09-06, 10:31
FlandersNews : France honours Axelle Red (http://www.vrtnieuws.net/nieuwsnet_master/versie2/english/details/060902_Axelle_Red/index.shtml)

Belgian singer Axelle Red is to be knighted by the French Culture Minister on Wednesday. It is very exceptional that a Belgian artist receives this honour in France.

Axelle Red was born in Hasselt (Limburg province) in 1968 but sings in French.

The girl with the red hair manages a major breakthrough in 1989 with the song "Kennedy Boulevard" and later with "Aretha et Moi".

She builds a reputation as a singer-song writer and is soon discovered across the border as well, in France and Canada.
She also has the honour to present the 1998 World Cup hymn to the public.
Axelle Red
(picture Belga)
Axelle Red was also picked as an ambassador for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.

For those who don't know Belgium well, her hometown of Hasselt is in the Dutch-speaking area. Axelle sings in French, speaks French like a native speaker, and now lives in Paris.