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mise à jour 08/10/2006
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Un Article de la BBC Sur Baba CHIHABI
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Indian Ocean folk via Paris
By Karen Pirie
Abou Chihabi combines music from his ancestral home in
the Indian Ocean with reggae. Irreverant and upbeat, see Abou and his
band live this Saturday at The Looking Glass in Braunstone Gate.
In Leicester via Paris and the Indian Ocean, Abou Chihabi fronts a band
including members from take in influences from Mauritius, Ireland,
Greece and Leicester!
Abou, who also calls himself Baba after his grandfather, is in Leicester
promoting his debut album. Islands on Fire was recorded with his
musician father in Leicester and Parish. Abou put his band together
while working at De Montfort University for a year as a French language
assistant in 2003.
Although he now lives back in Paris, Abou is keen to maintain his
Leicester connections. He says: "Paris is too big. Leicester is a city
but at the same time it's like a village. It's easier to get together."
Abou's first musical influences were from his father's Comorian folk
compositions. Abou lived in the Comoros Islands himself for three years
during which time he learned the areas traditional rhythms.
He said: "On this album you will find songs that sound like reggae but
are mixed with Indian Ocean folk."
More about Abou
Abou's band includes Ameer the
percussionist Mauritius, bassist Darren from Ireland, Dimitrius the
drummer from Greece and Roby the saxophonist an Englishman from
Abou's father wrote the national anthem for the Comoros Islands in the
1970s. The islands are on the West Coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean
The new album Islands on Fire is now available.
Abou with this father
BBC Leicester, 9 St Nicholas Place, Leicester, Leicestershire. LE1 5LB
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