Indian slide, Curaçao singing and West African ballads
Debashish Bhattacharya is one of the most famous Indian musicians playing on a western acoustic guitar. With his trio he gave an impressive concert of virtuoso Bengali music. Izaline Calister (Curaçao) made the audience dance with her Antillian jazz band. According to the tradition of the griot, in which the ballad singers and storytellers mix current affairs with music, Limanya played traditional West African songs. In this foyer programme there were also performances by the Surinamese Emau Combo. At the end of the evening the audience danced on the hindu pop music of the twelve-men Hindustani band Soundtronics.