When Western Classical live happens in Hyderabad, it's both a musical and a social event. Be there early today.
The Alliance Francaise de Hyderabad, in collaboration with the Department of Culture, Government of Andhra Pradesh, and the French Embassy in India, is organising a grand world music concert by Regis Gizavo and David Mirandon on Saturday 28th April, at the Lalitha Kala Thoranam.
Originating from the south of Madagascar, Regis Gizavo is a self-taught accordionist who grew up immersed in the traditions of his native land and at the same time got influenced by the music he heard on the radio (rock/pop, chanson française and afro pop). In 1990, Gizavo settled in France, soon becoming the accordionist of the Corsican band I Muvrini.
In 1995, he founded a duo with drummer David Mirandon. Together they have toured the world over and recorded two albums for the label Bleu. Gizavo is a full-fledged musician. His breathtaking left hand technique, and his lyrical, flamboyant style, make him one of the greatest accordionists of today.
Aged 33, drummer-percussionist Mirandon grew up in greater Paris. As a child he was introduced to the Haitian ceremony rhythms by the late drum master Pierre Cheriza. At the age of 11, Mirandon started his musical education at the Conservatoire de Paris, which he left at 17 with a first prize.
His meeting with Gizavo has been a determinant factor in the approach of this accomplished musician. Gizavo's musical universe was a true revelation for David. Within the duo for over ten years, Mirandon's style freely expresses their strong closeness.
They perform this evening in town. Please contact Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734/2770-0736 for further details.