secrets about its little-known roots in Côtes-d’Armor

secrets about its little-known roots in Côtes-d’Armor
secrets about its little-known roots in Côtes-d’Armor

Happy birthday to Zaz! The popular and discreet singer celebrates her 44th birthday on May 1, 2024. But do you know the singing star well?

Zaz, whose real name is Isabelle Geffroy, is blowing out one more candle this May 1st. The singer of the hits Dazzled by night And If I ever forget has origins that take root in Loguivy-Plougras, a small town in Brittany. Did you know ?

Where does the singer Zaz come from?

Although she was born in Chambray-lès-Tours (Indre-et-Loire), Zaz is deeply attached to Loguivy-Plougras, (Côtes-d’Armor). “I basically love this region. It’s my father’s region. My mother is more from the Toulouse region”she confided in an interview to the newspaper Le Trégor. The singer, now 44 years old, does not return there as often as she would like but has many memories and pride in this corner of France.

“We came every summer on vacation to Loguivy-Plougras to stay with my paternal grandparents. I have enchanted memories of the people, the potatoes, my godfather, the old-fashioned butter in the barate, the blackberries that we were going to pick and eat pancakes of course. I still have cousins ​​there in Begard and Lannion. I also like the whole Celtic aspect. added Zaz, which is very popular in much warmer countries, such as Mexico!

Where did Zaz take her first steps on stage?

It was also in Loguivy-Plougras that Zaz sang in public for the first time at the age of 7. “I did my first radio crochet there during the summer holidays (…) I won 200 francs and I was very proud,” she remembered, she who had won second prize. Even his passion for music comes from his origins: “I think it comes a bit from my grandmother from Loguivy-Plougras. She made pancakes but when there were parties she climbed onto the tables to sing. Then, as a teenager, I always sang, all the time “.

Zaz, whose latest single entitled Fragile animals (in duet with Ycare) was released in 2022, tries to come back when she can in order to meet her fans from the beginning in Loguivy-Plougras, where her paternal family – farmers – are from. She also did not fail to help them with various tasks such as picking potatoes in the fields. Discreet about his private life, the interpreter of I want got married in 2021 to a man whose identity she does not wish to reveal, father of a little girl from a previous union.

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