Cognac Blues Passions 2023 - 30th anniversary

Since its creation in 1994, Cognac Blues Passions has selected artists from all over the world to perform on the banks of the Charente. Surrounded by a magnificent screen of greenery, the sites of the Ile Madame in Jarnac and the public gardens in Cognac create an indescribable bond between the audience and the artists.

COGNAC BLUES PASSIONS is above all guided by a desire to share and meet. Five days of music that aims to bring together the rich culture and heritage of the region.
Cognac Frapin is proud to have supported the festival as a Welcome Partner, for this 2023 edition, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the event.

Artists and groups such as Ibeyi, Cisco’s B4 and Robert Finley visited Château Fontpinot to discover our history and our exceptional cognacs.


Twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz, born in Paris in 1994, form a duo called Ibeyi. Proud of their multicultural origins, the sisters sing in English, Spanish, French and Yoruba, creating a unique musical style that blends soul, hip hop, electronica and traditional songs.
Appearing in the video for Limonade by Beyoncé and featuring Orelsan, the French sisters travel the world to perform at international festivals such as Coachella.

The band performed at Cognac Blues Passion on Thursday 6 July 2023.

Robert Finley

Inspired by the Gospel music of his childhood, Robert Finley, born in 1954 in Louisiana, USA, travelled through Europe with the US Army Band, before treading the boards of America’s Got Talent, finishing as a semi-finalist. At the frontier of soul and blues, the artist travelled the world in collaboration with other emblematic figures of the genre, and released his first 2 albums in his sixties, proving that success has no age limit.

The band performed at Cognac Blues Passion on Saturday 8 July 2023.

Cisco's B4

Cisco’s B4 is the harmony of Cisco’s authentic blues, Mic Flow’s modern beat box, Geneviève Dartevelle’s percussive harmonica and Stéphane Bihan’s elegant double bass. A group that brings together different facets of our French musical culture, the band reinvents the blues genre with this rhythmic, rejuvenating beat box.

The band performed at Cognac Blues Passion on Tuesday 4 July 2023.

MC Solaar

Born in 1969, rapper MC Solaar developed his musical culture in the suburbs of Paris, mixing Zulu influences with rap that denounced the ghetto and social violence. This combination gave the artist his renowned poetic and playful style.

On the French scene for over 30 years, the rapper is renowned for his ability to blend hip hop rap with traditional French variety. He continues to reinvent himself, featuring Soprano and the duo Big Flo et Oli.

MC Solaar performed at Cognac Blues Passion on Thursday 6 July 2023.