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Mauritius / Switzerland

Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, The TWO is a collaborative project led by Swiss musician Thierry Jaccard and singer and guitarist Yannick Nanette, who was born and raised in Mauritius. The duo is inspired by the rich Creole traditions of this small island country in the Indian Ocean, located over 1000 miles to the east of Madagascar, blending elements of sega and maloya rhythms with touches of jazz, reggae, folk and blues. Since their formation in 2015, the group has performed over 800 concerts, gracing the stages of prestigious festivals such as Montreux Jazz and Montreal Jazz, and opening for renowned artists including Johnny Hallyday, Ben Harper, Mavis Staples and Charlie Winston.

“Fam Couma Ou” (A Woman Like You) originally appeared on The TWO’s 2023 album Sadela. It was produced by David Donatien, a GRAMMY-winning French producer who has worked with Angelique Kidjo, Mayra Andrade, Yael Naïm and others. Backed by bluesy harmonica and swinging accordion riffs, Nanette sings “You! A woman like you / You! There aren’t two like you / You! A beauty like you / You! There aren’t two like you / The way you smile / The way you talk / When your eyes fall on me / My heart capsizes.”


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