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Seffarine Trio at the EJC!

Seffarine Trio at the EJC!

Date(s) - 01/21/2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Havdallah Cafe Series Centerpiece!

The centerpiece of the Havdallah Cafe series, a concert featuring Seffarine Trio! Soulful Moroccan vocals with flamenco guitar and oud accompaniment, influenced by music of the Mediterranean and Middle East.

Born in the ancient city of Fes, Morocco, internationally acclaimed singer Lamiae Naki and her ensemble Seffarine channel their deep knowledge of the music of both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar, the crossroad where African, Middle Eastern and European cultures meet. From the 9th to 15th centuries these cultures coexisted peacefully, producing a seminal musical alchemy that influenced the foundations of both classical Arabic and European Renaissance music.

In the 21st Century, Seffarine embraces and extends the rich legacy of this golden age of tolerance and exchange between Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures by creating fresh, innovative works reconnecting these shared Mediterranean roots.

The musicians of Seffarine, soulful Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp, supported by master musicians of diverse cultures, embrace and extend this rich legacy. Their exciting performances masterfully combine explosive flamenco footwork, exotic instrumentation and grooving basslines. These diverse backgrounds meld, creating what SoundRoots describes as “an ear-caressing blend of sounds from Spain and North Africa, spiced with a bit of fiery instrumentation and percussion.”

“Seffarine’s music can melt the coldest hearts”

-Chicago Reader

“A gorgeous intersection of Spanish flamenco, Arabic and Andalusian music, Persian classical, and jazz”

-Bass Player Magazine

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