Theo Hakola in concert
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Born in 1954, Theo Hakola was raised in Spokane, Washington. After Antioch College in Ohio and the London School of Economics and a time as political organizer (U.S. Committee for a Democratic Spain, New York, 1975), he settled in Paris in 1978 where he started a band (Orchestre Rouge – two albums) followed by another one (Passion Fodder – five albums) with which he moved to Los Angeles in 1989. Returning to France in 1995, he continued to make music “solo” (seven albums with the last one – I Fry Mine in Butter! – released in 2016), staged his play La chanson du Zorro andalou (1999-2000), and published five novels with his last – Idaho Babylone – coming out with Actes Sud in 2016.
Breaking with the wonderful noise of the band that usually accompanies him in concert, Theo Hakola, in residence at La Fondation Jan Michalski, is performing a collection of his songs in somewhat subdued versions accompanied only by his guitar.