Concert YAPA, a jazz band from France, will be performing in the city


T he Alliance Française of Madras and The Courtyard by Marriott are bringing one of the youngest and most accomplished jazz brands from France – Yapa. It is a group of four friends (threeguitarists and a percussionist) who have been going to the same gigs and the same bars since they were at school together. At a time when songs sound as if they have rolled off a production line, Fabrice Bourguignat, Simon Chenet, Christophe Combet and Xavier Hamon try to preserve a hands-on approach to making music.

The concert will be on November 18, 7.30 p.m., at Rhapsody, Courtyard by Marriott.

Entry is free. Club rules apply — closed shoes are mandatory, and children are not allowed. For details, call 2827 9803 / 2827 1477.