Samy Elmaghribi: The Life of a Moroccan Icon
Date(s) - 08/26/2021
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Thursday, August 26
2:00-3:15 PM ET
Samy Elmaghribi (born Salomon Amzallag) was a mid-twentieth century Moroccan superstar of few equals. From his debut in 1948 through his heyday in 1956, the Jewish musician was a ubiquitous presence on radio and in concert in his native Morocco and in Algeria. During this period, his music provided Moroccans with the soundtrack to their lives as their nation marched toward independence. This session follows the remarkable life and career of Samy Elmaghribi in Morocco, France, and eventually Montreal, where, in 1968, he would come to serve as the cantor at the city’s historic Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.
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