Born: September 22, 1953 Primary Instrument: Guitar
I was born in Paris but soon moved to Brussels.
I started to play folk-music, then jazz-rock before I got interested in computer-aided musical composition.
I played in several bands in the 80's such as 'Spring' (with (Michel Delory and François Garny), Falklands (with Alain Rochette and Sam Mc Kinney), etc.
A trip to Zaire in 1989 gave me the opportunity to get acquainted with African music.
I started to be active as a producer-arranger for various African artists a bit later. Up to now I have produced/directed/ played in 5 CDs.
Embowassa : Tuta Weza (1992)
Dominic Kakolobango : Habari Za Kwetu (1995)
Malick Pathé Sow & Welnere : Danniyanke (1998) , Diariyata (2002)
Pas Mal + : Chacun Pour Soi (2004)
The sixth Muzungu (January 2006) was the first under my name and features my afro-jazz compositions. It is a mix of intello jazz and african rythms, mainly from Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.
I have now finished my new afro-jazz CD, which is mainly centered on west-african music. It is called Xelu Sowu (The Spirit of the West in wolof). It also includes brazilian influences as in a congolese samba
Tracks: Tokoro ; Point E ; Fourth ; Tshala ; Fuuta Blues ; Divinaval , Bakonekwa ; Le Griot ; Samba de Um Outro Lado
Personnel: Robert Falk : Guitars & Keyborads ; Pierre Vaiana : Soprano Sax ; Philippe Leblanc ; Alto & Tenor Sax ; Pierre Bernard : Flute ; Emmanuelle Somer : Oboe & English Horn ; François Garny : Bass : Chris Thirion, Serigne Gueye, Bilou Donneux : Drums & Percussions
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