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This event is organized by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the U.S.
AJOYO, the vision of French-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boularès, featuring American jazz vocalist Sarah E. Charles, is a mystic brew blending African tradition, jazz, and soul.


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WHAT: Ajoyo

WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – 7pm - 9pm

WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. - 20007

PRICE: Free admission – registration required


ADD. INFOS: Every attendee must be registered under his/her name. Valid ID required. No parking inside the embassy.

More than music, it’s a joyful ceremony, a fuller experience bringing musicians and audience closer together. AJOYO chants in the name of Tony Allen, Oum Khalsoum, Charlie Parker and Donnie Hathaway.
Stomping towards you like a dancer, arms open, horns, bell and bass interwoven like the fabric of a ceremonial dress, AJOYO speaks the language of the talking drum with a New York accent.

Based in New York and originally from France & Tunisia, Yacine Boularès has played sax, composed, and arranged music for Cameroonian musicians such as former Fela Kuti drummer Jojo Kuo and the late Martino Atangana, the Haitian Kompa legend Tabou Combo, Placido Domingo’s latest album Encanto Del Mar, and more recently for his trio Abu Sadiya with Vincent Segal and Nasheet Waits.

AJOYO, featuring Sarah E. Charles on vocals, originated in the blend of encounters and influences, as Yacine assembled a band that reconciles his North African and Western heritages. AJOYO celebrates life, love and justice through music: music for the heart, the mind and the body, the kind that is soulful, sophisticated and that makes people want to dance.