SAM SMALA – Fusion of World Music by Alliance Française
Alliance Française de Trivandrum in association with the Embassy of France in India will present “a funky world music band from France” who creates a fusion between Jazz, Gypsy Jazz and world music thus making their concert an unforgettable experience. SAM SMALA - Fusion of World Music will be happening at Tagore Theater on 23 June 2010 6.30pm
SMALA is a word which comes from North Africa and means “Family”, and evokes the feeling of warmth that family inspires. SAM SMALA is like a family of musicians who play their own songs. These five incredible performers are inspired by jazz, gypsy jazz and world music. Their show is a mix of live jazz performance and World song. They create a fusion between jazz and world music. This band takes you from Havana to Paris, from New York to Istanbul without pretention and with an extraordinary “joie de vivre”. They want to share their musical spirit with everyone. They have been playing together for ten years before the creation of the band Sam SMALA. They are all great jazzmen who have studied in some of the greatest music schools in the world, the Conservatory of Paris and the New York‘s Drummers collective. SAM SMALA represents a new French generation of jazz and song musicians. They are currently working on the band’s first album which will be released at the end of 2010.
SAM SMALA is to exclusively performing in Trivandrum as part of their first ever South Asia Tour.
The Band comprises of five world class musicians:
Samuel Strouk (Guitar)
Samuel Strouk performed, at the age of 26, his first solo concert at the Beaux Arts de Lima auditorium. In 2008, he worked on three albums and along with other musicians composed and recorded musical scores for films and documentaries (Baby Love Lambert Wilson, Résistance France 2). He is the composer, the arranger and the singer of “Carhabana”- an amazing fusion of Cuban jazz and Manouche jazz.
Guillaume MARIN (Bass)
Guillaume with the help of the electric bass, explores other musical styles – jazz, funk and flamenco …
Quentin BRAINE (Drums)
He was awarded the first prize for violin and Chamber music at the Conservatoire de Raincy in 1999. This musician has performed more than 400 concerts, has composed musical scores for theatre and cinema .
Serena FISSEAU (Singer)
Of Indonesian origin, Serena FISSEAU has been singing since the age of 17. Each artist that she met has added to her musical culture and helped her perfect her profession. This polyglot singer launched the group “Bahasabé” which has performed at different locations across the globe and has also released three albums.
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