LUDOVIC NAVARRE music director & programming
BEZERRA JORGE drums and percussion
DAVIDAS DIDIER keyboard
DIALLO CHEIKH kora
KONE SADIO n’goni
KOUYATE GUIMBA guitar
LABOR EDOUARD sax
RHINO SULLYVAN bass

Twenty years after “Boulevard”, his renowned debut album, fifteen years after the award-winning “Tourist”, the record that took him around the world, Ludovic Navarre alias St Germain has decided to surprise us. A pioneer of the “French Touch”, a creator of intelligent, sensual and original deep house, jazz and lounge, St Germain has always been known for his uncanny ability to subtly blend machines and instruments, authentic roots and modern influences. After fifteen years, the smooth jazz-house hit maker embarked on an extended period of research and experimentation, burrowing into the music of West Africa to find links between Africa and the blues in the work of visionary Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure. The result is the new eponymous self-titled album that takes listeners on a unique and colourful journey. Recorded with the participation of the finest African musicians and singers from Mali to Senegal, the album features traditional Malian instruments like the kora, the balafon or the n’goni, that mingle with electric guitars, pianos, saxophones and electronic loops, following a secret formula that only he could devise.

www.stgermain-music.com

27 May • Metropolis Arena, 22:30