Stromae – Papaoutai

Posted on 15 October 2013 by african avantgarde

Cover Stromae Papaoutai


Papaoutai? Daddy, where are you/ where have you been?

Papaoutai is the second track on Stromae’s latest album “Racine carrée”. It talks about children who are missing father figures in their lives. A topic that many people can relate to. But this song has more than only a profound message. ‘Papaoutai’ combines a very european sound with a very african sound in a way that hardly any artist ever did before.

And lets also look at the cover image: The fashion might look like typical european retro style but it could also remind us on african fabrics.

The video of ‘Papaoutai’ is a socio-critical piece of art.


But also his ‘Papaoutai’ Live Performance is very appealing.

Make sure you check out his next concerts and like his artist page on Facebook and Twitter. On his Website you can listen to the album and find out more about his tour in 2014.


The Album Racine carrée :

01. Ta Fête
02. Papaoutai
03. Bâtard
04. Ave Cesaria
05. Tous Les Mêmes
06. Formidable
07. Moules Frites
08. Carmen
09. Humain À L’eau
10. Quand C’est ?
11. Sommeil
12. Merci
13. Avf


Download it here.