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  • Writer's pictureAlexa Bouhelier-Ruelle

MIDƐM+24 leaves an inedible mark in Cannes

After rocking the city, the renewed industry music festival immortalized music legends Yemi Alade, Stewart Copeland, and Jean-Michel Jarre in Cannes' Walk of Fame.


For the first time at MIDEM+, Yemi Alade, Stewart Copeland and Jean-Michel Jarre, named 'godparents' of this new edition, left another mark on the Croisette in the form of their handprints. The three artists moulded their handprints on the iconic red carpet of the Palais des Festivals, in front of the photographers gathered for the event. Those handprints will join 450 others that came before them on the legendary “Chemin des Etoiles”, Cannes's version of Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The sidewalk along the Palais des Festivals is already filled with hand prints from some of the world's greatest names in entertainment, including directors Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton and Spike Lee, to actors and actresses such as Catherine Deneuve, Sharon Stone, Meryl Streep, and Sylvester Stallone.      


Yemi Alade

In the realm of glamour and musical prowess, Yemi Alade reigns as an African queen of unparalleled charisma and talent. Renowned for her dynamic stage presence and electrifying performances, Alade effortlessly blends Afrobeat rhythms with a style that radiates sophistication. With a voice that resonates like a melody from heaven, she captivates global audiences, transcending borders and embodying the essence of her culture in her music and persona. Yemi Alade, a luminary in the world of entertainment, continues to dazzle and redefine the very fabric of glamour.


Stewart Copeland

Stewart Copeland, the rhythmic virtuoso behind the iconic beats of The Police, is a maestro of percussion, infusing his creativity into the very heartbeat of music. Renowned for his innovative drumming style, Copeland's rhythmic finesse transcends conventional boundaries. His contributions to the world of entertainment extend beyond music, embodying a dynamic and sophisticated spirit that resonates with connoisseurs of refinement. Stewart Copeland, a percussion luminary, continues to leave an indelible mark on the soundtrack of the industry.


Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre, a maestro of electronic soundscapes, stands as a visionary icon in the realm of music. His avant-garde compositions and groundbreaking performances have woven a sonic tapestry that transcends time and genre. As a pioneer in the electronic music genre, Jarre's creations are a harmonious blend of innovation and elegance, setting the stage for an unparalleled auditory journey. A luminary in the world of entertainment, Jean-Michel Jarre's symphonies are a testament to the enduring allure of his artistic genius.


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