Simon Winse is a multi-instrument musician (kora, n’goni, musical bow, tambin), composer and singer. His musical influences are jazz fusion, blues and traditional music from San, in the north-west of Burkina Faso, where he is from. As a child in his native village, Simon learnt to play the musical bowl : a mythical instrument with bewitching vibrations. As a teenager, he moved to Ouagadougou where he specialized in flute and n’goni. He is now recognized as one of the great Fulani flutists.
In 2000, the audience discovered him alongside his brother Tim Wins, famous singer and instrumentalist, whom he accompanied on tours in Africa and Europe from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, Simon embarked on a solo career and, along with other French musicians, founded the group Simpaflute: a fusion of the traditional rhythms of San and jazz. He was a discovery of the Africolor festival under the artistic direction of Cheick Tidiane Seck. He has been a leading singer and musician in the Djenkafo group – founded in April 2014 in Turkey for the first Festival de la Francophonie – and regularly performs at the Cergy Observatory.
In 2015, he participated in the theater musical creation of a show by Herv Massamba in Congo. In 2016, he joined Burkinab actor Etienne Minoungou for the creation of Si nous veux vivre, script by Sony Labou Tansi, then in 2019, Speech to African Nations, scripted by Felwine Sarr – two shows that filmed in Europe and Africa .
In 2018, he released his first album, Dangada (The Joy), with the label Gigantonium
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Js Fresh Kitchen accepts reservations so please make a reservation for a table should you know you will be coming for dinner.
The number for reservations is 0707612585.
Js Westlands is a 23 years and older venue.
The show starts promptly at 8.30pm so tables are held till 8pm after which they are opened to other customers