'Civic Award Winners 2016 for outstanding contribution to Arts and Entertainment'
At the forefront of the African jazz music scene is South african born trumpeter and composer Claude Deppa. He can turn his hand to Afro-jazz, soul, funk, Afro-Cuban and even chamber music as well as many sub-genres.
Claude has worked with many bands and been on stage with top stars like Miriam Makeba, Manu Dibango, Tony Allen and Andy Sheppard in Britain (where he is presently based), Europe and also more widely internationally.
Also look out for Claude's CD, Toi- Toi (2003): it's a fantastic blend of funky and more mellow tracks, with some interesting printed notes by Claude himself.
South African Trumpeter Claude Deppa. Claude performed music from his lastest album. A new departure for Claude as he is famously known for his upbeat South African Township Jazz, but on this album 'Vuka' he has brought together musicians from the Caribbean and Africa, so there is now a strong fusion of the various musical styles. Global Fusion Music & Arts brought some top musicians from Paris for this event which had as expect some high clas performences. The line up for the evening was Claude Deppa, Jean-Paul Pierre CHABRÈLE, Pape Hervé SAMBE:, Denis TCHANGOU and André Mathurin.