Special Guest： Mademoiselle et son Orchestre
JAVA was founded in 1999 around FIXI (accordeon, keyboards, compositions) and R.WAN (vocals, lyrics). Their first album, “”Hawaï” (SonyBMG) — released in 2000 — met with great success (selling more than 70,000 copies).
BISTROL BANTO (drums) and PEPOUSEMAN (bass) joined up the combo, and the venture hit the road. After a live recording in 2001 (“Java sur Seine”), their second album, “Safari Croisière” was released in 2003. It was partially recorded in Brazil. Hundreds of concerts, major festivals (Vieilles Charrues, Printemps de Bourges…) and a few trips abroad later (Australia, Brazil, China, Spain…), JAVA decided to part from their record company, SONY.
Mutual incompatibility, divergence of opinion…
Then began a period of personal projects for all.
R.WAN released two solo albums (Radio Cortex 1 and 2) in 2006 and 2008. During this time, Bistrol Banto joined him on stage. Meanwhile, Fixi toured with Tony Allen and in 2006, prompted an encounter with Winston McAnuff and Java on the album “Paris Rockin’” (Makasound). A tour comprising about a hundred dates followed.
After a whole year of hard work, Java finally bring out their third album, “Maudit Français” (2T3M/Makasound/Pias).
Mademoiselle et son Orchestre is a six peice Beijing based gypsy jazz band. The musicians perform their own tunes and also some old french master peices for the love of “boum-tchick “, swing and “choubidou wah!”.
- Start: 21:00
- Tickets: Rmb 100 / 70 (in advance)