A tribute to Edith Piaf
Djamila is a wonderful singer from France. She grew up in the sunny south and came to England in 1991 bringing some of that
sunshine with her.
From an early age she was heavily influenced by the songs of Edith Piaf, and found she could relate directly to feelings
and sentiments in her music. Not unlike Edith Piaf she has had her share of life's joys and tradegies and this is evident
from her performances which are totally heartfelt and committed.
That commitment is matched by Basil's accompaniment on accordion. He is a player of sensitivity and passion perfectly
suited to this music.
Basil has played at hundreds venues all over England with his East European band, Troika, and abroad with balalaika virtuoso
John Holden. As an accordionist Basil has always had an admiration for French 'musette' accordion, and this partnership with
Djamila oozes French atmosphere