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Congolese vocalist brings jazz to city

Update: April, 17/2014 - 09:30

HCM CITY (VNS)  — Gasandji, a Congolese soul and jazz-fusion musician, will perform at a concert at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) today.

Her performance will be supported by Koto Brawa playing drums and percussion, Dramane Demble playing flute, and Abdoulaye Koyutae playing guitar.

The vocalist studied jazz at the ALTA School of Paris in the early 2000s. She has performed at European festivals such as the Le Womad in the UK, the Cully Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Africa Festival in Germany.

Her debut album Gasandji in 2013 was awarded the Coup de Coeur Francophone 2013 prize by the prestigious Charles Cros Academy. The concert will begin at 8pm. Tickets are VND100,000, with a 50 per cent discount for students. They can be purchased at the venue at 28 Le Thanh Ton Street in District 1.— VNS


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