A Vienna-based group formed in 2004, Fatima Spar and The Freedom Fries is a Euro-Asian indie jazz band with a Austrian-Turkish singer that integrates swing and musical styles from the Balkans.
The band derives its name from the euphemism for French Fries used in the U.S. after the French governmentʼs refusal to support the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
The lyrics, which find emotion in Fatima Spar’s distinctive voice, are mostly in English and Turkish. The music is a brilliant amalgam of sounds and is falling somewhere between 1930’s and today’s music.
fatima spar - voc, andrej prozorov - sop sax, mario rom - tr, milos todorovski - acc, thomas stempkovski - bass, christian eberle - drums