19th EDITION – FROM OCTOBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 11, 2018

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October 2017

BARGOU 08 – OPENING NIGHT

27 October, 2017 - 20:00 22:00 - Le National

Bargou, a lonely mountain village in the northwest of Tunisia, is the guardian of an ancestral heritage in a country in transition. Echoing an emblem of the Tunisian landscape, this Belgian-Tunisian collective defends a heritage on the verge of marginalization and sculpts its identity through forgotten melodies and modern beats. Armed with a synthesizer and 300-year-old lyrics, Bargou 08 displays vigour and originality, defining itself by a sound that is both a tribute to the past and an anthem to the future!

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November 2017

SOUDAN BLUES – RASHA

1 November, 2017 - 20:00 22:00 - Cinquième Salle, Place Des Arts

Sudanese-born Rasha Sheikh Eldine, exiled in Spain to escape her country’s political regime, draws inspiration from the beats and sounds gathered in the course of her travels, exhaling the warm colours of the Nubian desert by means of her powerful and ethereal voice. The youngest of 18 children, Rasha grew up in Khartoum in a family of musicians before emigrating to Spain alongside her brother, a former member of the Spanish group Radio Tarifa.

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CHARBEL ROUHANA & THE CANADIAN ARABIC ORCHESTRA

5 November, 2017 - 20:00 22:00 - Monument National

Charbel Rouhana, a renowned master of the oud, composer and performer, returns to Montréal to participate for the third time in the Festival du Monde Arabe and offer us a unique performance, accompanied by the Canadian Arabic Orchestra.

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FAIA YOUNAN CANADIAN PREMIERE

9 November, 2017 - 20:00 - Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

Faia Younan is the embodiment of the new icon of Arabic song, responding to the tastes of a youth hungry for social and musical renewal.

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OUD À L’OUEST – NASEER SHAMMA & OM

10 November, 2017 - 20:00 23:30 - Maison Symphonique – Place des Arts

Naseer Shamma & the Orchestre Métropolitain conducted by Airat Ichmouratov “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” – Rudyard Kipling Joining two top names, the undisputed master of the oud, Naseer Shamma, and the prestigious Orchestre Métropolitain, this exciting evening offers initiates a journey to the innermost depths of Arab and Western classical music. The major concert in the 18th annual Festival du Monde Arabe, presented at the Maison symphonique, Oud à l’Ouest is a present-day musical tale…

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ALEP YA-LA-LAL-LI, LA VILLE À MILLE TEMPS

11 November, 2017 - 20:00 22:00 - Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts

Aleppo, the city of a thousand eras, the jewel of eternal Syria, will be at the heart of this original production by the Festival du Monde Arabe, bringing together artists and creators from all over the world. Aleppo, the musical ear of the Arab world, known for its demanding audiences, will be the guest of honour of our pluralistic Montréal for a truly stirring tribute. A major project in this 18th edition, the show will offer a fireworks of intertwining horizons in a true artistic epic.

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