Jean-Philippe Rykiel
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b. Paris, France. A member of the famed Parisian fashion family Rykiel, Jean-Phillippe chose to pursue his career as a musician and arranger instead, making his name by collaborating with African musicians. In 1993 he was cited by Folk Roots magazine as ‘the only western musician to play successfully within the Manding and Wolof idioms', a tribute based on his work as co-arranger and keyboard player on Salif Keita's Soro (Stern's 1987), and Youssou N'Dour's Eyes Open (40 Acres 1... Read more

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