Created in 2018 by Xavier Belin (pianist, composer and arranger), Pitakpi is a jazz quartet influenced by african music.
The word "Pitakpi" is a reference to an onomatopeai used for the rythmic motif "ti-bwa" which almost of all of Martinican music is based on.
The band won the the jury price and public prize at the 2019 Golden Jazz Trophy.
Xavier and his band released a first album " Pitakpi" and it was well-received by both press and public (Révelation Jazz Mag, Coup de coeur TSJ Jazz, Coup de coeur Open Jazz France Musique). Xavier will come, in a trio this time, present his music on october 11th.