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Joy Keys chats with French Singer FM Laeti

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FM Laeti was born in Gaudeloupe. Her father was a drummer with Zouk music pioneers Kassav and her mother co-founded and ran a music school.

Raised in a travelling musical family, through Guadeloupe, Vancouver, Chicago and Paris,.

Laeti has found her own path from this rich, deep vein of soul music that she has inherited.

As a child she listened to such luminaries as Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield and particularly Otis Redding.

Her approach, though steeped in the tradition of Stax and Motown, is modern and optimistic.

There are also reminders of Eartha Kitt and Etta James in her repertoire.

Her debut album is entitled, It Will All Come Around (Wagram Records).

Laeti delivers brilliantly on first single “Rise In The Sun” a gorgeous bouncing slice of pop heaven.

Also on the album, FM Laeti collaborates with Malawi vocalist Fatoumata Diawara  on the song "Coco."

Rise In The Sun video: http://youtu.be/kK_OS_zpHTE

Coco video: http://youtu.be/c30QKZlPWVI