Los Angeles based chanteuse, songwriter, and accordionist Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris: French at heart, but with a soul that’s truly international. Drawing from a French, Chinese, and American upbringing, her music fuses styles and languages, taking the listener on a journey out of the French chanson tradition and into the realms of gypsy jazz, 1940s Chinese swing, international folk, and her own imagination. Jessica visited Lotusland for the first time back in 2010; she returns to Bloomington with a new album sung in Mandarin: Dear Shanghai. “It’s a clever feat of musical reverse engineering: completely modern tunes that evoke the feel of a bygone time and place, where cultures of east and west collide in unexpected ways” (LA Weekly).

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http://www.jessicasongs.com/

Friday, Sept. 25

Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 6:30-7:15pm
First United Methodist Church, 10:15-11:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 26

Lotus in the Park, IU Global Education Pavilion, Workshop: “Shidaiqu” Music from Shanghai, China (1930s/40s Shanghai jazz)  from 1:35-2:20pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 6:30-7:15pm

Presented in partnership with IU East Asian StudiesIndiana University Department of French and Italian, and Women of Lotus.


蔓莉 (Manli) – Jessica Fichot @ Curve Line Space 11-20-14

Le Secret – Jessica Fichot in Crested Butte CO 8-5-15