The 13 Oct 2019

Chabab Tétouan

Arab-Andalusian Music – Morocco

Chabab Tétouan, mainly composed of young artists, illustrates the dynamism of Arab-Andalusian music in modern-day Morocco and pays tribute to the virtuosity of traditional songs and instruments: the oud, rabab, tar, qanun and violin.

About the concert

Illustrating the dynamism of Arab-Andalusian music in
modern-day Morocco, the Chabab Tétouan orchestra is predominantly composed of young virtuoso performers. Created in 2012 at the initiative of oud player Fahd Ben Kiran, this group presents the traditional instruments of this musical art locally known as “mûsiqâ al-âla”: the oud lute, the two-string rabab viol, the tar frame drum, the qanun zither and the violin adopted in the 18th century and played – like the viol – vertically, resting on the knee. Brought up in a family of musicians, Fahd Ben Kiran studied at the music academy of Tétouan, under the aegis of the great master Mohamed Larbi Temsamani (1920-2001). After playing in the academy orchestra for over a decade, he formed his own group comprised of several talented instrumentalists, including: Ahmed Elmaai, Jamal Ben Allal, Anass Belhachemi and Bilal Elhaouaj.

In partnership with the Maison des cultures du monde as part of the 23rd edition of the Festival de l’Imaginaire.

    • Fahd Ben Kiran: conductor, vocals, oud
    • Ahmed Elmaai: vocals, qanun
    • Jamal Ben Allal: vocals, violin
    • Anass Belhachemi: vocals, rabab, violin
    • Bilal Elhaouaj: vocals, tar, darbuka
  • Duration:  01:15
  • Place:   Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • TimeSlots:
    The Sunday 13 October 2019 at 17:00
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Concerts
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