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Thierry Robin


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Thierry Robin, known as “Titi”, born in France, is directly influenced by Gypsy, Middle Eastern and Asian culture. His fame grew after performing at Arab and Gypsy community celebrations. Since the 80’s his musical productions have been very original and personal, but always fueled by these traditions. The musicians who accompany him are almost always from these groups. Two artists of major importance to him are the flamenco cantor Camarón de la Isla and the Iraqi master oud player Munir Bashir.

Thierry Robin plays a mediterranean music all his own… Gypsy, Mediterranean and Balkan cultures are always clearly present in his music. Both on his records and on stage, Gypsy, Payos, French, Spanish, Indian, Iranian and Arab have all agreed to dialogue in a kind of reconstructed tribe, a genuine arborescence of musicians met over time, that have accumulated around Thierry Robin. He essentially plays his own compositions with all important improvisation. Thierry enjoys a large audience of both erudite music-lovers and amateurs of Mediterranean music and tours everywhere, from Japan to Hollywood (USA), and from South Africa to European major World Music festivals…

Thierry Robin is a fringe artist. He is slotted into a World Music movement that he does not acknowledge. This pigeon-holing seems to him to be motivated by a profound ethnocentricity he feels creates an unnecessary barrier between Western ethnic music (rock, jazz) and other styles. For him, the crossover of music is not a value in itself, but quite simply a reality; his reality.


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  • norz

    Everybody please vote to correct the name to Thierry "titi" Robin, as it is the main page for this artist, where all information, photos & events should go! (Click on 'Suggest a correction' on the middle-right of this page.) __________________________________________________________________________ How to choose the correct name? Thierry has used three artist names, 'Titi Robin' being the most recent, but 'Thierry "Titi" Robin' is the most popular, is the one used on the official website, and already redirects 'Titi Robin' spelling there.

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Vaaram

    Also notice the exceptional collaborations of T. Robin with the breton musician Erik Marchand in the Trio Erik Marchand (with tabla player Hameed Khan) and in the duo Erik Marchand & Thierry Robin. Also have a glance to the profile of Thierry Robin, Hameed Khan.

    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • norz

    "Je ne connais aucune autre école artistique que celles de la rue et du plaisir, car personne ne m'a appris à parler ce langage, sinon les hommes et les femmes croisés sur ma route et qui sont loin d'être tous musiciens. Il y a une vérité dans la beauté qui sourd du monde, et je polis un fin miroir qui pourrait reflèter cette lumière; ce geste est le sens de ma musique. _____________________________________________________________________ Comme dit le Qawwal: "Des milliers de fois, j'ai plongé dans cette rivière sans fond, mais c'est dans un trou d'eau que j'ai trouvé la précieuse perle." Le vrai voyage est intérieur. La musique se nourrit à cette source intime, au creux du coeur, sous l'étoile, car il n'y a pas d'ailleurs meilleur, ni d'âge d'or dans le passé. Chaque jour, sous un ciel de cuivre, on reprend la route, creusant un peu plus pour trouver le pain, le sel et l'or du chant profond." ____________________________________ Source: Titi Robin (in: livret d'"Alezane")

    19 Nov 2009 Reply
  • duomosik

    If you like this kind of music you should problably check out our new album JOHANN!

    3 Nov 2008 Reply

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