The Heroine’s Journey of Isa Somparé

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Freedom, creativity, meetings people,

What is my idea of happiness? Being in the right place in your life

What is my greatest fear? Snakes

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My impulsiveness

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? A great musician Benjamin biolay qui a réussi à imposer son univers.

What is my greatest extravagance? To continue to make music when the sector is so depressed that it is more and more difficult to make a living as a producer/musician.

On what occasion would I lie? I try never to lie

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Self Promotion

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? The happiest moments are when I am on stage with my musicians and we are totally in harmony with the audience.

If I could, what would I change about myself? Nothing, I like myself enough

What is my greatest achievement in work? Having opened for a great jazzman, Henri Texier, at a jazz festival

Where would I most like to live? I’m living in Paris and I’m fine with that. But I like all the world’s capitals, Berlin, NY

What is my most treasured possession? My familie

What is my most marked characteristic? Persistence

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The banks of the Seine

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? The Montorgueil arear behind Les Halles

What books influenced my life and how? Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time. All life is in it

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Vivaldi, the four seasons, Summer

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Iron Man, the hero with the fragile heart

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My son

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The Cherbourg Umbrellas from Jacques Demy

What role play stories in my life and work? Not very big. I prefer sensations to stories… But if a story gives me sensations then…

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to you? What you do with your life is up to you. It is your choices, your decisions that write your own life. You have to move forward, be in motion, be resilient to create your own story.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My Love

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022? Blue Note, Because music, Universal, Thierry Planelle, Amusements Industries, Roy music, Tricatel, cinq 7.

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to work on? I am preparing a big concert with my musicians in a Parisian hall for the end of 2022

Where can you see me or my work in 2022? On stage. I’m playing on August 25th in Paris in a barge on the Seine, “Le Marcounet”. And with my team we are preparing the second video from my album “Le Monde est fou” which will be released in 2021.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Passion is what keeps me alive and it is part of me. It will only die with me.

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story? Maïwen Ginguené, Jacques Thevenet, Jacques steau, David Benoit, Virginie Bouffart and Benjamin Biolay of course

How can you contact me?

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