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A French Sangam

They are a French band but,weirdly,crackled with the brutal force of American jazz and the bouncy rhythms of funk guitarist James Brown.

They are a French band but,weirdly,crackled with the brutal force of American jazz and the bouncy rhythms of funk guitarist James Brown. Weirder still,the four-member band based in Lille in northern France,calls themselves Sangam after a tour to south India two years ago. But on the occasion of World Europe Day on Tuesday,they cranked out seven original compositions and their Prince au Chocolat,a song composed by Belgian bassist Cyrille de Haes,even had French Ambassador Jerome Bonnafont up on his feet.

“Each of us has a different musical experience and brings in a different sound. That’s how the name Sangam came about,” says guitarist David Remy. Remy’s Spring Morning was packed with striking guitar riffs making the audience scream for an encore. Delhi was the last leg of a month-long,six-city tour organised by Alliance Française.

First published on: 08-05-2009 at 00:29 IST
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