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Thursday, March 17 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Francis Mbappe

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Francis Mbappe can lay it down! As quoted by Bass Player Magazine after his new release "Peace is Freedom." Francis Mbappe, former directer of Manu Dibango's band, provides a unique and mesmerizing blend of afro-cuban, afro-jazz, funk and afro-beat. Francis Mbappe and FM Tribe never fail to impress with their complicted rhythms and catchy melodies. Francis plays bass, guitar and sings, while power trio members Will Calhoun on drums and Richard Padron add layers of afro-cuban, funk and blazing afro-jazz. Francis Mbappe has appeared and collaborated with greats such as Herbie Hancock, Peter Gabriel and Youssou N'Dour.

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Francis Mbappe

Biography: Francis Mbappe A native of Cameroon, Francis Mbappe is an unstoppable natural musician who is releasing his third album under his name, after having graced the stage with musical greats such as Herbie Hancock, Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti, Ashanti Tokoto, Francois Louga, and... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Elephant Room

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