Steps in East Paris is a collaborative project with Moroccan-born singer-songwriter Habib Farroukh. We began to work together in autumn 2010, composing, recording and performing with a combination of musical styles that reflect not only two very different artistic trajectories, but also our then common home of Eastern Paris. Performances included Paris venues la Scène Bastille, l'Alhambra, Gibus Club and Oustaou Café. Together we reached the Paris semi-finals of the Emergenza Festival. The collaboration also became central to my doctoral research exploring the politics of multiculturalism in France.