Brooklyn-girl, but a nomad at heart, Dahlia Dumont traveled the world from an early age, always absorbing the cultural and musical influences in her path. Her Eastern European heritage and her years as an anthropology student and teacher in France and Senegal shaped her musical palette, and in 2012 she created her project The Blue Dahlia.
The Blue Dahlia: Lyrics in English and French, French and Mexican accordion, klezmer violin, warm and joyous rhythms of reggae, ska and Latin America, the sensual voice of jazz and French chanson. The music can be heard as an acoustic trio in the intimate bistros of New York and Paris, as well as the electric big band in venues and festivals around the world.
In July 2015, Dahlia released her first album self-titled The Blue Dahlia; the single En Dehors du Temps in 2016; the second album, La Tradition Américaine in 2018, followed by several singles in 2020 while in lockdown conditions: The Walls: In Confinement (song for Covid-19), BETTY and We Need You (songs to get out the vote) and her French-English-Bolero transatlantic version of Blue Moon ‘Lune Bleue.’ The third album is underway for a fall 2022 release.
Today, Dahlia lives between New York and Paris, with a different band in each city.
WHAT THE WORLD HAS TO SAY
“From Brooklyn, The Blue Dahlia, led by singer Dahlia Dumont, switch from reggae to klezmer, Americana to a French-Mexican waltz, on a cheerfully easygoing global fusion set, La Tradition Américaine.” The Guardian
“De sa fenêtre à Clichy (Hauts-de-Seine), la chanteuse Dahlia Dumont égaye la vie de ses voisins en reprenant les plus grands succès d’Édith Piaf. Son but est de faire plaisir à tout le monde autour d’elle…Sa voix porte jusqu’aux immeubles en face.”
TF1 – French National TV News Report