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Fapy Lafertin

"...the Belgian part of Django"

Instrument: Guitar

Birth name: Fapy Lafertin

born November 20 of 1950

Who is Fapy Lafertin?

Fapy Lafertin, born in 1950 in Belgium, is a prominent figure in the world of gypsy jazz guitar. Raised in a Romani community with a deep musical tradition, Lafertin was introduced to the guitar at a young age. His exceptional talent and dedication led him to master the distinctive style of gypsy jazz pioneered by Django Reinhardt.

As the lead guitarist of the renowned group “Waso” in the late 1970s and 1980s, Lafertin played a pivotal role in the revival of gypsy jazz. His remarkable technique and expressive performances have solidified his reputation as one of the most respected guitarists in the genre, his music continuing to inspire and enthrall audiences worldwide.


Life and career of Fapy Lafertin