The group MAZIJ which means “mixture” in classical Arabic is composed of four major Moroccan musicians: Driss El Maloumi, Said El Maloumi, Karima El Maloumi and Houcine Baquir and French musician Thierry Roques.
This joint creation is a meeting between the oud, percussion and accordion. A true virtuoso music, they strive to give the heritage of traditional music of Moroccan ancestral sounds.
On the Moroccan side, Driss El Maloumi, is considered one of the best oud/lute players of his generation. Musical and literary culture, combined with a rare instrumental mastery allows him to tackle different musical styles. Driss combines Moroccan Sufi with other musical genres such as baroque music and jazz.
He is joined by Karima El Maloumi, a young singer who is inspired by the Arab-Andalusian and Berber compositions who began singing at the age of six.
French Thierry Rocques comes from a musical family and has won several prizes (First Prize at the International Competition of Toulouse in 1977, First Prize in Excellence UNAF national finals in 1979). In 1980, he turned to the French variety and began a career in coaching various stars of French song.
This creation is an outstanding presentation where sound aesthetics transports the audience through time and rediscover the traditional music with multiple appearances and rich melodic modes, forging a particular cultural identity at the discretion of each note.
French Institute . Dar Batha, Fez medina. Saturday 29th - 19 h.