FlandersNews : France honours Axelle Red

Quote Originally Posted by VRT
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.
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She also has the honour to present the 1998 World Cup hymn to the public.
Axelle Red
(picture Belga)
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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.