We’re really not sure what to expect from Les Fils de Teuhpu, a wacky Parisian sextet who play a range of brass, stringed and percussive instruments, including a washtub bass and, ahem, ‘sousaphone’. Meanwhile, their repertoire is said to incorporate elements of everything from afrobeat (yes!), rocksteady (oh yeah!) and gypsy swing (uh huh!), although the promoter is convinced they’re ska. YouTube clips reveal a veritable rabble-rousing, upstroke-heavy, horn-blowing, banjo-plucking party – complete with everything from tribal chanting to rap. Yet despite the diversity, it somehow all feels quintessentially French. Playing the Arabian peninsula for the first time, the band help to launch a new and improved Wafi rooftop gig series.
Les Fils de Teuhpu
Parisian sextet at Pyramid Rooftop Gardens
This week’s episode of the Time Out Dubai podcast rolls up its sleeves
The critically acclaimed Shakespeare play will be performed in January
The beachside dining spot is celebrating international coffee day at its brand-new branch
Black Coffee and Themba will hit the decks on Friday September 28