I am a french composer-musician-producer of afro-jazz.
I was born in Paris then moved to Brussels. I started playing guitar when I was 15 and went through a serie of styles ranging from folk-music to jazz before I found my own brew of jazz which is heavily influenced by the musics from Africa.
I have produced and played in several CD's for african artists. I produced my first afro-jazz CD in 2006 : 'Muzungu' (this means the white man in swahili) which is based on traditional rhythms from Central Africa (Congo, Rwanda, Burundi).
I have now finished my 2nd CD 'Xelu Sowu' (this means 'The Spirit of the West' in wolof, a senegalese language) which is mainly inspired by western african music from Senegal, Mali and the mandingo area with some brazilian touches.
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Hello Robert ....
Welcome to our Family here at TJN ~ Hope You will have a Lot of Fun with us --- as we have Great Talent, and Sounds at this very Special 24/7- J@zzClub !!
So nice to see You joining us from SJLN ...
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
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