James Sadras is a French-Bolivian poly-instrumentalist composer-songwriter, specialized in traditional Latin-American instruments and World music.
Following his arrival in France, he studied Jazz music at the CIM jazz music school in Paris.
In 1998 he formed the world music band Bahasabé with Séréna Fisseau. The band recorded three Albums and has been awarded the SACEM prize in 2000 in the "Best Love Song" category, as well as the Le Mans Cité Chanson Festival prize in 2001 (France).
In 2004, he joined forces with dancer-choreographers Macarena Vergara,Maria-Inès Sadras, Karine Gonzales and Raquel Gomez to compose the music for their Sentires show. (best show at Avignon`s Festival-off)
He subsequently composed the fusion-flamenco music for Movimientos, a dance show that he created and produced with dancer Macarena Vergara in 2006.
At the same time, Sadras formed Caminos, a Latin-American band with which he performs in France and internationally.
After touring and meeting traditional musicians in middle east countries, he decided to work on a new "flamenco-oriental" music show entitled “Qitâra”, with Gipsy flamenco singer and guitarist Nino Rosette Garcia and Flamenco dancer Chely Torito. Their work was presented at the Art’zimut festival in France, during
which they led guitar and musical workshops.
From 2012 until 2015, he performed as Guitarist and vocalist in Renato Tonini's band Canzonieri " Musica popolare italiana" recording the first Album to be released soon...
In 2015 he composed the music for "am", a contemporary dance show by MariA Choreographer in France and Spain.
He also co-produced and made the musical arrangements of the pop acoustic Album "Three Flies" by the English singer Anna McAndrew. Album to be released soon...
James is currently living in Australia where he is working along with the Australian singer Anita Fernandes on a new project called "sweet Bohème" (Mediterranean & Latin Music)