Who is Fara C. ?

Who is Fara C. ?

National daily newspaper L’Humanité since 1985 (a weekly page since 1986),
And also :
World (world music magazine) since 1999
Jazzman (monthly magazine) 1998-2006
Jazz Magazine (monthly magazine) 1981-1998, then since 2007
Muziq (bimonthly magazine) since 2007
grioo.com (website for panafricanism and the Diaspora) since 2003
musiqualite.net (all types of musics website) since January 2008

As a journalist

-Many exclusive interviews : Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, James Brown, Sonny Rollins, Carlos Santana, Nina Simone, Stan Getz, Lionel Hampton, BB King, Chuck D/Public Enemy, John Cage, Salik Keita, Manu Dibango, Burning Spear, the legendaries French poets and singers Claude Nougaro and Léo Ferré, the French icone Bernadette Lafont (comedian), Barry White, the African hero Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Isaac Hayes...

- And also, interviews with : Toure Kunda, Jacques Higelin, Claude Nougaro, Richard Bohringer, Miriam Makeba, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Serge Gainsbourg, Georges Moustaki, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Henri Salvador, Tonton David, Kool Shen/IV My People, the African writer Wole Soyinka, the writer Jean Vautrin, the French hip hop pioneers NTM, Dee Nasty, IAM, and also La Rumeur, Saïan Supa Crew...

- Reports in Africa, notably in South Africa (when Mandela was jailed), au Nigeria (when Fela Anikulapo Kuti has just been released from jail), Algéria, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Benin, Cameroun, Congo, Gabon, Morocco, Senegal, Tchad, etc.

- Reports in Europa, Russia, USA, etc.



- Collaborations with daily newspapers & magazines : L’Humanité, The Source Source (hip hop), Jazzman, Afrique Magazine, L’Evénement du Jeudi, Jazz Magazine, Jeune Afrique, Le Matin de Paris, 7 à Paris, Télérama, Elle, Le Monde de la Musique, Les Lettres Françaises, Politis, Syndikat (hip hop), Real (hip hop), Fnac Journal, Pour la Danse, Sud-Ouest, Danser, World, VSD…


- Broadcasting : Radio France Internationale (French & English speaking sections), Radio Fréquence Libre, France-Musiques…



- On TV : M6, Arte, France 3, TV5…



- Site internet : RFI Musiques, grioo.com…



As a writer



- Line-notes for records: Gilberto Gil (Brazil), Archie Shepp, Malian group Super Rail Band de Bamako (Mali), jazz pianists Alain Jean-Marie, Machado and Daniel Goyone, saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi (USA), Malian singer Rokia Traore, Juan José Mosalini (Argentina), Vusi Mahlasela (South Africa), Sam Mangwana (Congo), Safi Boutella (Algeria), Fabe (rap)…



- Texts of programs for theaters & cultural structures (Paris Théâtre de la Ville, Salle Pleyel, Paris Cité de la Musique, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Sceaux What, Printemps de Bourges / Réseau Printemps, festivals, etc.).



- Press books texts (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Salif Keita, Jacques Higelin, Manu Dibango, Sam Mangwana, Fawzi Al-Aiedy, Fabe, OFX / Saïn Supa Crew...).



Other professional expériences

- Benefite concerts organization for : Nelson Mandela, French homeless people (’Sans Logis’ de Vincennes), concert for peace in Rwanda, concert for African immigrants without papers in France (’sans-papiers’)...

- Debates MC for conferences, for venues, theaters,  festivals, FNAC…

- Mathematics teacher in highschool during 10 years.



Other informations

- English speaking

- Mathematics master’s degree, section, section Teaching

- Mathematics & economics sciences : bachelor’s degree

- Mathematics master’s degree, section Research

- Piano studies, initiation to saxophone

- Greek studies (5 years) and latin studies (7 years)