African Sunrise: A Musical Journey

Event details

  • Tuesday | June 18, 2024
  • 6:00 pm
  • Ellington Jazz Club (193 Beauford St Perth)

African Sunrise: A Musical Journey

6pm Tuesday 18 June
Ellington Jazz Club

Join us for an unforgettable musical experience as Patrick Bebey, son of the renowned Cameroonian guitarist and composer Francis Bebey, collaborates with Esperance WA based French guitarist in Esperance, Ingrid Riollot, to present “African Sunrise.” Drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of traditional African music, these internationally acclaimed musicians will transport you on a journey through the heart and soul of West and Central Africa. Feel the rhythm of the African continent pulsating through vibrant melodies and soulful vocals, as African instruments harmonize with the delicate intricacies of the guitar. Accompanied by a stunning display of African photography by Len Metcalf, an esteemed Australian photographer, “African Sunrise” promises to be an immersive experience for the senses.

Featuring music from Francis Bebey, Patrick Bebey, Taiwo Adegoke, and John Williams, this concert is a celebration of cultural heritage and musical diversity.

Tickets: $29, $24
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Audio Sample: Patrick Bebey Ingrid Riollot-The Magic Box


Patrick Bebey is not just a musician; he’s a virtuoso whose mastery knows no bounds. Born in 1964, Bebey’s musical journey began at the Paris Conservatoire, where he immersed himself in the world of classical music. But his passion for exploration led him far beyond the confines of traditional training. With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Bebey delved into the realms of jazz, Brazilian rhythms, and the vibrant tapestry of African music, forging a unique sound that defies categorization. Armed with his piano, sanza (thumb piano), Pygmy flute, percussion, and soul-stirring vocals, Bebey embarked on a musical odyssey that has captivated audiences worldwide. In 1983, Bebey formed his own band, marking the beginning of a remarkable career that has spanned decades. Since then, he has collaborated with an illustrious array of artists, leaving his indelible mark on the world of music. From touring with legends like Mory Kante, John Williams and Miriam Makeba to studio sessions with icons like Papa Wemba, Arcade Fire and Roy Ayers, Bebey’s versatility knows no bounds. As a trailblazer in the fusion of diverse musical traditions, Bebey has crafted a sound that is uniquely his own. Blending African roots with jazzy flourishes, his music is a celebration of cultural heritage and artistic innovation. In addition to his performances, Bebey’s contributions to the world of music extend to the realm of composition. From tunes for Pygmy flute and choir to orchestral compositions like “Timba,” his work has been showcased on prestigious stages around the globe, earning him accolades and admiration from audiences and critics alike. Experience the magic of Patrick Bebey’s music—a mesmerizing blend of tradition and innovation that transcends boundaries and touches the soul.

Ingrid Riollot is a French guitarist based in Esperance, Australia.She is a virtuoso classical guitarist renowned for her exceptional artistry and captivating performances. With a career spanning over two decades, she has established herself as a prominent figure in the world of classical music. Born into a family of musicians, Ingrid’s passion for the guitar was ignited at a young age. She began her formal training under the guidance of esteemed maestros, honing her skills and mastering the intricacies of the instrument with unwavering dedication. Ingrid’s musical journey has taken her across the globe, enchanting audiences with her spellbinding interpretations and flawless technique. Her performances are characterized by a rare combination of sensitivity and virtuosity, earning her critical acclaim and adoration from audiences worldwide. Beyond her achievements as a performer, Ingrid is also a dedicated educator and mentor, inspiring the next generation of musicians through her insightful teaching and masterclasses. In addition to her solo endeavors, Ingrid collaborates with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and renowned artists, showcasing the versatility of the classical guitar in a variety of settings. With a repertoire that spans centuries and continents, Ingrid’s interpretations breathe new life into timeless masterpieces, invitin listeners on a transcendent musical journey that resonates long after the final note fades. For more information about Ingrid Riollot and upcoming performances, visit her website HERE Biography – Ingrid Riollot Classical Guitarist