Fra Fra Sound mixes jazz, African rhythms, dance music from the Caribbean and Surinamese kaseko together with a wide range of melodies, grooves and themes from different cultures in a jazz setting. Touring the world has allowed Fra Fra Sound to blend musical styles from various traditions into their own. Professor Michael Naylor (USA) attributes that to the uniqueness of Fra Fra Sound’s sound.
Fra Fra Sound was founded about 35 years ago and has done concerts in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Asia and the United States. One of the many highlights in the history of Fra Fra Sound was the performance for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg (S.A.) at the World Environment Top 2002. The band has been a success on major international stages and festivals including some of the most important on a global level.
FraFra Sound performed at a.o. these stages and festivals: Jazz à Ouaga – Burkina Faso, Zanzibar International Film Festival – Zanzibar, St.Louis Jazzfestival – Senegal, Rawafid – Morroco, Arts Alive – South Africa, Histria Festival – Croatia, Mediawave Festival – Hungary, Miri Jazzfestival – Malaysia, Festival St.Luis Potosi – Mexico, Havanna Plaza Jazzfestival – Cuba, Ocho Rios Jazzfestival – Jamaica, Surifesta – Suriname, Aruba Jazzfestival - Aruba Chicago Worldmusic Festival - USA, Lotus Worldmusic Festival – USA, JVC Berlin Jazzfestival - Germany, Sfinks Festival – Belgium, Sofia Jazzpeak – Bulgaria, Sunsplash Festival – Austria, Canarias Jazzfestival – Canaria Islands / Spain Dunya Festival – Rotterdam(NL) North Sea Jazzfestival – Den Haag (NL), Oerol – Terschelling (NL)