Fatoumata Diawara (Mali) + Erik Truffaz Quartet (Switzerland) at Blue Frog, Pune

  • Date / Time: 11/29/2013 : 5:00 PM
  • Location: The Blue Frog
  • Address: The Blue Frog, Ishanya Mall,Pune,Maharashtra,India
  • Entry: Rs. 700

If you liked Angelique Kidjo, you`re going to love her! Presenting the wonderfully talented artist from Mali, Fatoumata Diawara. Her life story plays out in her music and her powerful vocals will transport you through a kaleidoscope of genres and emotions. She`s a fresh new talent with a unique sound, a bagful of beautiful self-penned songs and a tumultuous life story behind her, Fatoumata Diawaras debut album, Fatou, was released on World Circuit on September 19, 2011. Tall, superbly poised and elegant, with an iridescent smile, this sometime star of African film draws elements of jazz and funk into an exquisitely sparse contemporary folk sound refracting the rocking rhythms and plaintive melodies of her ancestral Wassoulou tradition through an instinctive pop sensibility. At the center of the music is Fatou`s warm, affecting voice, spare, rhythmical guitar playing and gorgeously melodic songs that draw powerfully on her own often troubled experience.


Erik Truffaz is today, one of the most famous European jazz trumpet players, having released 17 critically acclaimed albums with Blue Note Records and getting standing ovations worldwide. Conservatory-trained and award-winning trumpeter Erik Truffaz was initially inspired by Miles Davis` Kind of Blue album. His albums go from straight-ahead to contemporary jazz, incorporating drum`n`bass, pop and hip-hop rhythms. Erik Truffaz has already performed in front of an enthusiastic Indian audience at Jazz Utsav in 2010, along with Talvin Singh and Murcof and, at the blueFROG Club.