Samira Kadiri & Moustapha Mattar
As part of the Festival Les Nuits d’Orients
The soprano Samira Kadiri offers an exceptional concert accompanied by musicians from Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria and some 50 musicians from the Orchestre symphonique de jeunes of the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional (CRR) of Dijon.
This concert mixes recent creations by the composer and pianist Moustapha Mattar and masterpieces of the great Arab singers such as Fayrouz, Asmahan and Leila Mourad. The repertoire blends the Arabo-Maghrebin musical heritage, Arab poetry and Western music. It pays homage to French song with the introduction of the accordion, along with traditional Arab instruments such as the qanoun (table zither), the oud (lute) and the nay (reed flute).
Vocals Samira Kadiri, Morocco
Lute Younès Fakhar, Morocco
Qanoun Sana Chouayakh, Tunisia
Nay Iyad Haimour, Syria
Piano Moustapha Mattar, Lebanon
Arab percussion Kamel Tenfiche, Algeria
Director and musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de jeunes of the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional of Dijon
An event made possible by the City of Dijon in partnership with the Association "Éducation, culture et territoires", the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional of Dijon and Zutique Productions
Photo © D. R.
Music by Moustapha Mattar, Samira Kadiri, Lili Boniche, Zaki Nassif, Asmahan, Leila Mourad, Fayrouz, Farid El Atrache
Beyond its commitment to cultural rights, the Festival Les Nuits d’Orient, with the support of the City of Dijon, invites the public to head off in discovery of what unites East and West, in search of a shared heritage, and defends the principles of respect, tolerance and cultural fusion.