Label: Rubicolor - 8109812 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: France • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Zouk
Lefel's mother was from French Guiana and her father from the island of Martinique. She moved with her parents to Martinique when she was three. It was there that she was exposed to the rich musical traditions of the Caribbean.
There she continued her studies in law, occasionally singing with her brother's folk rock group, and, inlaunched her career as a professional singer. The turning point in her career came when she met the Maffia band leader Jean-Michel Cambrimol. He invited her to accompany the band on a tour of the French Antillesand recorded the hit single "My doudou" with her. Lefel's success on that tour led to more offers, including one from Jean-Luc Lazair of Lazair, with whom she recorded III.
Capriccio. Allegro Passionato - Brahms* - Isabelle Faust, Teunis van der Zwart, Alexander Melni single "Ich Maman". During the same period she met the arranger and producer Ronald Rubinelwhom she later married and with whom she had twin sons. She explained to an interviewer for the RFI Musique website that when she hosted a house party she invited the people she loved the most, and she felt there was no reason why a recording session should be any different.
ByLefel had become well known throughout the Caribbean and her reputation had spread to Mozambique. Her third album Rendez-vousreleased incontinued to build her reputation as one of the leading female interpreters of Afro-Caribbean genres. But that same year Lefel took her career in quite a different direction, with a live recording made at the famed Olympia theater in Paris. In Edith Lefel a l'Olympiathe artist expanded her repertoire to include French and English language material, including some of the Parisian street songs that had been popularized by Edith Piaf.
She explained that her parents had listened to Piaf when she was young along with other classic French-language chanteurs like Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavourand that Edith Lefel had often imitated EdithPiaf at home for their entertainment. On the evening of the Olympia concert, La Sirène - Edith Lefel - The Best Of Edith 11,Lefel impressed the audience with her immense talent, supported by her friends Ralph Thamar and Jean-Luc Algerand her husband and children.
A very attractive woman whose likeness graced the covers of many prominent French magazines, Lefel died at the height of her powers and popularity  in Januaryat only age She died in her sleep. Autopsy results revealed a combination of smoking and birth control pills as the cause of her death. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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