Erika not unknown to Auroville performed last night at Kasha Ki Aasha in Pondicherry with Shanks who has shown his talent on different occasions either be concert or jam sessions.
Erika Lernot was born in Martinique and grew up in Paris, France. Throughout her childhood she was surrounded by different styles of music including the traditional drums of the Carribean Islands as well as jazz, soul, hip hop and Oriental. These influences as well as those sounds coming from Africa, Cape Verde and Brazil are mixed into her songs in their poetry and rhythm culminating in a unique mix of French soul and Caribbean jazz.
She has performed in Parisian venues like New Morning, Hotel de Ville, Studio de lErmitage and Olympia and recently completed a tour of India hosted by Alliance Francaise.