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4101 Reservoir Rd NW

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AJOYO, is the vision of saxophonist Yacine Boularès, and is a mystic brew blending African tradition, jazz and soul.

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Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00 P.M.

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

FREE ADMISSION

SECURITY RULES: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.

No need to print your ticket, but no one will be admitted without reservation and proper ID.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. We encourage you to use taxi, ridesharing or public transportation.

AJOYO

More than music, it's a joyful ceremony, a fuller experience bringing musicians and audience closer together. AJOYO chants in the name of Tony Allen, Oum Khalsoum, Charlie Parker and Donnie Hathaway. Stomping towards you like a dancer, arms open, horns, bell and bass interwoven like the fabric of a ceremonial dress, AJOYO speaks the language of the talking drum with a New York accent.

Based in New York and originally from France & Tunisia, Yacine Boularès has played sax, composed, and arranged music for Cameroonian musicians such as former Fela Kuti drummer Jojo Kuo and the late Martino Atangana, the Haitian Kompa legend Tabou Combo, Placido Domingo’s latest album Encanto Del Mar, and more recently for his trio Abu Sadiya with Vincent Segal and Nasheet Waits.

AJOYO, featuring Sarah E. Charles on vocals, originated in the blend of encounters and influences, as Yacine assembled a band that reconciles his North African and Western heritages. AJOYO celebrates life, love and justice through music: music for the heart, the mind and the body, the kind that is soulful, sophisticated and that makes people want to dance.

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