Out Of This World 68 10/08/10
Aug 16th, 2010 by jprpodcasts
Special interview with Titi Robin who talks about his music, his meetings, his love of Flamenco and Rajasthani Music..... Many tracks featured......"Thierry Robin, known as “Titi”, is a self-taught musician born at the end of the fifties in western France. He created a musical world for himself instinctively assimilating elements in response to his need to express himself. The two worlds in which he has navigated daily and that have both directly and deeply influenced him are the gipsy and oriental cultures.
Before the World Music trend was born, these communities were open and encouraging to him while French mainstream music struggled with his approach. Arab and gipsy community celebrations provided him with the opportunity to test his original musical sound against these rich traditions from which he took his inspiration while never imitating them, obstinately looking for the best way in which to express himself as a contemporary artist. The musicians accompanying him were almost all from these minority groups. The two artists of major importance to him were the flamenco cantaor Camaron de la Isla and the Iraqi master oud player Munir Bachir." (From Titi's biography on his website http://www.thierrytitirobin.com/anglais/biographie.php)