FRA FRA SOUND Re-score FAJA LOBI 13/04/2017 @ BIRD - Rotterdam
This evening we'll see a very special project at BIRD. The Dutch-Surinamese documentary Faja Lobi will be shown live with a brand new musical score by Fra Fra Sound, Ronald Snijders and more! Faja Lobi gives a lyrical and poetic look at the different cultures and landscapes in Suriname. We follow the course of the Maroni River and its villages and see the different communities living together. The original soundtrack of Big Jones, a popular Surinam musician, crafted especially for this evening, features vocals and is supplemented with original pieces. Line-up: Ronald Snijders: flute Robin Geerke: piano Carlo Hoop: percussion Urvin Doornkamp: drums Adedeji Adetayo: guitar Michael Simon: trumpet Vincent Henar: bass Franklin Caesar: tenor saxophone t.b.a: vocals
FRA FRA SOUND @ 14th SURINAME JAZZ FESTIVAL 27-30 October 2016
Fra Fra Sound is coming to Suriname for the 14th edition of the Suriname Jazz Festival. Location: Torarica Hotel - Mr. L.J. Rietbergplein - Paramaribo Date: 10/30/2016 - Time: tba
BETWEEN DAKAR, PARAMARIBO AND AMSTERDAM' 24/07/2016 @ Bijlmer Parktheater
Sunday afternoon July 24th Fra Fra Sound will present 3 shows. At 14:00hrs Fra Fra Sound will perfom with Joell Wilson, a young talent who participated in Nyun Pransun.
And at 16:00 and 18:00 uur Fra Fra Sound will share the stage with Amsterdams Senegalese vocalist and songwriter Mola Sylla.Together they are compiling a show in which the different backgrounds and shared cultural roots are merged, from Amsterdam to Dakar via Paramaribo and the Caribbean, with a prominent place for their mutual fascination for Malian music.
A ticket for this show also provides access to the Kwaku festival area.
New year, new energy!! We welcome Music Dept. as our new booking agency. If you're interested in booking Fra Fra Sound please contact Maarten Mendelaar. Check this PAGE for contact details.
35 YEAR FRA FRA SOUND JUBILEE CONCERT
We've celebrated our 35rd anniversary with a special jubilee concert at the Bijlmer Parktheater. Special guest was steelpan player Andy Narell, a fenomenal musician who introduced the steelpan into jazz music. We've had a wonderful afternoon, for photo's click HERE
New CD Galloway Big Band now available!
Featuring musicians from Fra Fra Sound and Fra Fra Big Band, like Robin van Geerke, Rutger van Otterloo, Michael Simon, Michael Varekamp, Joe Rivera and Vincent Henar. With top Chicago jazz drummer Ernie Adams as special guest. Bronzeville includes Chicago style arrangements and several compositions by TS Galloway.