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French Institute brings fusion trio to play HCM City

Update: April, 10/2015 - 09:10

Making a splash: The French jazz fusion trio The Drops comes to Viet Nam for a concert at Sai Gon Ranger bar next Friday (April 17). – VNS photo courtesy of the French Institute in HCM City.

HCM CITY (VNS) — French jazz fusion trio The Drops will perform at the Saigon Ranger bar in HCM City next Friday (April 17) as part of a programme by the French Institute to present outstanding young talents coming out of Francophonie communities across the world to Vietnamese audiences.

It will be the trio's first appearance in Viet Nam.

The Drops was formed in 2008 in Paris by friends Panzani and Casagrande who wanted to channel their energies into a new and different musical project.

The two incorporated standard rock and pop influences, with flair, to their jazz language, leading to their acclaimed debut album Falling from the Sky released in 2010.

In November 2010 they did a release tour of France and Italy, also recording their second album, Spray, on the road and releasing it in 2013.

In 2011 the two were joined by prodigious French drummer Gautier Garrigue, and the trio has since performed in Italy, France, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, China, and Taiwan.

In January this year they released their first live album Live in Paris.

Saigon Ranger is located at 5/7 Nguyen Sieu Street, District 1.

Tickets cost VND160,000 - 50 per cent discount for students - and are available at — VNS

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