Taratata: 30 years!

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Launched in 1993, the Taratata show broadcast on November 3 was captured live in front of 40,000 people in the U Arena. Exclusive report, seen behind the scenes.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary with dignity and put music in the spotlight as always, Nagui brought together the biggest stars of song and the most prominent for a charity event to benefit the fight against cancer.

A veritable anthill has been rushing to put everything in place for two days for this legendary evening, in front of the conductor Nagui: cameras, lights, a light tube and a 360-degree stage with more than thirty musicians and singers. Behind the scenes, national and international artists meet in front of the mirrors to have their makeup done. It’s excitement.

7:45 p.m. : Nagui is on the side of the stage to kick off, wearing his sneakers specially created by Louboutin for the event and a black jacket whose seams are highlighted with silver sequins. The room is full.

8 p.m. : Let’s go. Jean Louis Aubert, Raphaël and Zazie emerge from the smoky tube to open the parade. Juliette Armanet, Jain and Jeanne Added follow and form one of these wonderful trios which have made the DNA of Taratata. Who else manages to bring together Eddy Mitchell on set with Thomas Dutronc, accompanied by Axel Bauer and Paul Personne, for a “Last session” and “On credit and in stereo”, real crooners?

9:30 p.m. : The U Arena is in a trance during Ed Sheeran’s entrance. We can barely hear the beginning of “Perfect” amid the applause.

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Around 11 p.m. : it’s Nile Rodgers’ turn to come out of the tube with his iridescent silver disco costume. Everyone lets loose on “Get Lucky” the singers and musicians are dancing! Then arrive the monumental hits, “Le Freak” and “Good Times”. A little before midnight, all the artists come together on stage for a grand finale, under a shower of red confetti.

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Exclusively, the very first choice casting of this special show of Taratata : Jeanne Added, Juliette Armanet, Jean-Louis Aubert, Axel Bauer, Black M, Amandine Bourgeois, Patrick Bruel, Cali, Cats on Trees, Alain Chamfort, Julien Clerc, Eddy de Pretto, Vincent Delerm, Dionysos, Thomas Dutronc, Féfé, Marie Flore, Adrien Gallo, Grand Corps Malade, Pierre Guénard, Hervé, Hollysiz, Hoshi, Jain, Sly Johnson, Michel Jonasz, Joyce Jonathan, Claire Keim, Sandrine Kiberlain, Kimberose, La Grande Sophie, Bernard Lavilliers, Marc Lavoine, Louise Attaque , M, Ibrahim Maalouf, MC Solaar, Mentissa, Eddy Mitchell, Yaël Naim, Pascal Obispo, Oli, Paul Personne, Emma Peters, Yarol Poupaud, Raphaël, Axelle Red, Nile Rodgers, Olivia Ruiz, Véronique Sanson, Santa, Shaka Ponk, Ed Sheeran, Sheila, Skip The Use, Sharleen Spiteri, Superbus, Suzane, Tryo, Vianney, Laurent Voulzy, Charlie Winston, Zazie, Julie Zenatti, Zucchero.

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Broadcast on France 2 on Friday November 3 at 9:10 p.m.


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