Sun­shine of your love

New live mu­sic night Le­mon Jam are bring­ing over funk/soul chill out mer­chants Fa­tima and the Eglo Band for their April 25 date. We caught up with Fa­tima to talk boat par­ties, djem­bes and danc­ing on busses…

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• Wel­come to the city – you’re play­ing on the world’s tallest ho­tel, by a pool in the April sun­shine. Sounds like a good gig to us! What have been some of the more in­ter­est­ing lo­ca­tions you’ve played be­fore?

- Yes, yes! I can’t wait to come to Dubai, it all sounds very dreamy. See you in the sun! One time I sang on top of a big bus on a cold evening some­where in Poland. The bus wasn’t very steady so ev­ery time I jumped around and danced the bus shook which was quite scary. One of my favourite things is play­ing on boats. Although the boat par­ties I’ve ex­pe­ri­enced have been pretty men­tal, there’s still a calm­ness to it be­cause of the waves and the sun­set. Best of both worlds.

- I sing and I do it with pas­sion.

• De­scribe what you do, and how you do it?

• Who in­flu­enced you to start mak­ing mu­sic and take the jour­ney you’re on?

- Mu­sic has al­ways been around me. My mom was al­ways play­ing good records in the house, she also had a shop where she sold djem­bes amongst other things so there was al­ways rhythm around! I was also a cer­ti­fied video fiend so star­ing at MTV Amour, The Lick, and other mu­sic shows at night was stan­dard and def­i­nitely had its im­pact on me. Singing in choirs, dif­fer­ent bands and writ­ing al­ways kept me in­spired too. Leg­endary voices of peo­ple like Sade, Lau­ryn Hill, Erykah Badu, a lot of Hip Hop, har­monies in old Swedish tunes and mu­sic from west Africa - it’s all been a great in­flu­ence on my life. - It’s all a feel­ing. I wanna have a good chem­istry with who­ever I work with to be able to cre­ate some­thing spe­cial. You gotta feel com­fort­able to be open and do your thing. It all starts with the beat and then I go from there. One favourite ses­sion was with Scoop Deville. That man got the bounce!! And when we took a lil’ break we saw hum­ming­birds in the gar­den and it all felt like a dream. I al­ways have fun with Flako too, we work kinda fast to­gether. He’s a real per­fec­tion­ist and I’ve said it be­fore but he al­ways pro­vides with that spe­cial ce­dron tea from Chile. I love tea, I’m ad­dicted.

- It’s gonna be hot and have a lot of en­ergy in it. We’re goin’ in! I call on all dancers and party peo­ple in Dubai to pop by and get down with us!

• You’ve worked with a lot of very cool pro­duc­ers, in­clud­ing Float­ing Points and Dam Funk – any favourites to work with, how do you like to work in the studio?

• And what should we ex­pect from your show in Dubai?

Le­mon Jam feat. Fa­tima & The Eglo Band, Satur­day April 25, JW Mar­riot Mar­quise, 2pm on­wards, free en­try.

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