Paris: Julia Jean-Baptiste

Julia Jean-Baptiste is what we see when we think of Paris. The 28-year-old singer, and almost DJ, as she says, grew up in Lyon, but has been living in Paris for the past 10 years. She lives in a little apartment that she shares with her husband just outside the 19th arrondissement. Every corner is full of souvenirs and gems from her family that originally derived from the Caribbean French Island of Martinique. She tells us the story of her roots, the music and the rhythms. The tones of Bossanova from her vinyl player softly fill the room as she hums along.

“This record represents my roots, I’m sure my grandmother used to dance to it.”
I love so many places around the world, but Paris. Oh, where do I start?
"I’m the annoying friend that just takes over the playlist at a house party"