Green Room Chats: Prabhu Edouard and Jean-Phi Dary


WhenWednesday, 13 March 2024
From12.30pm – 1.15pm
WhereAuckland Town Hall, Tāmaki Makaurau
AddressQueen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010


Ahead of their futuristic Afrofunk-electro-jazz show, Jeff Mills — Tomorrow Comes the Harvest, join tabla virtuoso Prabhu Edouard and multi-instrumentalist Jean-Phi Dary for a conversation — moderated by Tāmaki Makaurau-based jazz pianist Ben Fernandez — about their approach to music-making, the portals that have opened through collaboration, and the questions that are playing on their mind right now.

Places are extremely limited for this event and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Presented in partnership with Satellites as part of Te Ahurei Toi o Tamaki Auckland Arts Festival 2024, in association with Live Nation.


Prabhu Edouard is an Indo-French percussionist & composer. One of the most eclectic tabla players of his generation, this emeritus disciple of the famous maestro Shankar Ghosh has accompanied the great names of Indian music including Hariprasad Chaurasia, Laxmi Shankar, VGJog, Ashish Khan, TVGopalakrishnan, T.Vishwanathan, Shashank, Rohini Bhate, Rajendra Gangani, and Astad Debu. His first album as a leader “ KÔLAM ” gives voice to his innovative and contemporary vision of Indian music.

Jean-Philippe Dary is a keyboardist, singer, producer, arranger, and songwriter. Born in France with Guianese roots, he worked with African singers like Papa Wemba (opening Peter Gabriel’s tour “US”), Touré Kunda, Omar Pene and Alpha Blondie. He also worked on other projects and musical styles such as jazz (Paco Sery, Greg Osby, Brice Wassy, Hopen Collective, Pino Daniele), reggae (Sly and Robbie), pop and electronic music (Phoenix, Troublemakers). During the last 20 years, he spent most of his time working with Tony Allen, his friend. They recorded together eight albums with artists like Jeff Mills, Damon Albarn, Ty, and Ernest Rangling.