with Ze Luis Nascimento (percussions),
Francis Varis (accordion)
Titi Robin (‘ud, guitar, bouzouq)
For over thirty years, Titi Robin has swum at the confluence of gypsy and Arab cultures. He has surfed the impetuous and majestic poetic wave that flows from the foothills of India through Central Asia down to the banks of the Mediterranean sea. But it is impossible to reduce his art to a simple desire to blend sounds and styles. Titi Robin’s music expresses what words often have difficulty capturing: it speaks of the extreme solitude of the soul, the naked truth of heartfelt emotions, the delicate grandeur of love, the tough but necessary process of learning how to live one’s life, and the fierce sensation, occasionally tinged with violence, that the beauty of the world can stir in each and every one of us.
Titi Robin plays the guitar, the ‘ud and the bouzouq and is always the musical composer of his numerous projects.
“I used to dream of a world in which composers, performers and producers could make music without being constrained by the bottlenecks of genre and market forces. French guitarist Titi Robin has made an album as if the fantasy were true… the result is rich and moving, a tale with the depth of a novel and the narrative drive of a folk legend.” John L. Walters THE GUARDIAN 2009
The Trio is the most open of Titi Robin’s line-ups. It is based on improvisation and allows each musician to play equally and meet each other on always renewed musical roads along Titi Robin’s repertoire. During the show, the three artists are alternately solist and backing interpreters. It relieves Titi Robin from his usual leader role, providing him a cherished musical freedom. Thanks to each one’s experience and quality, Titi, Francis and Ze are able to take some risks, providing a new lights upon the repertoire that they also usually play in the other line-ups of Titi Robin.