As we wondered around the city, shops started closing up around 13:00. We could hear live music so we followed our ears. We stumbled onto hotel L'Imperatrice. A solo performer was playing at the street cafe attached to the hotel.
The Bamboo Man was playing his wide range of HANDMADE bamboo instruments. And I am not just talking about a simple pan flute. Oh no. These were cleverly designed instruments that gave sophisticated sounds. One sounded just like an awesome base. Another sounded like a sax and yet another like a soprano sax, sitar, harp and on and on. It was amazing, sort of reggae/contemporary jazz sound.
He had a playback loop that allowed him a multi-layered sound. We ordered a round of drinks and spent the rest of afternoon leisurely enjoying Laurent Phenis's Bambou Muzik. During a break we visited with Laurent. He has played all over the world but has yet to play in America. He hopes to tour there someday.