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November 2017

CORDES À L’EST

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

Les Violons du Roy, Oktoecho, Leïla Gouchi, Rachid Zeroual… Autant de noms que d’univers réunis dans un concert aux teneurs inédites, où les cordes de l’Ouest s’invitent à l’Est, sous le signe des grandes rencontres empanachées et le tremblement des aventures improbables.

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Timgad by Fabrice Benchaouche

4 November, 2017 - 17:00 18:45 - Cinéma du parc

Lorsqu’il foule le sol algérien, Jamel, archéologue français d’origine algérienne, vient pour effectuer des fouilles sur les sublimes ruines romaines du village de Timgad. Le passé s’offre à lui, et le présent lui tombe dessus lorsqu’il est propulsé entraineur de foot de l’équipe locale. Des gamins qui jonglent avec un quotidien ordinaire, qui n’ont ni maillot ni chaussure, mais dribblent avec talent. Entre vestiges antiques et plaies des luttes récentes, Jamel découvre sur ce terrain les racines tortueuses et les jeunes pousses d’une Algérie qui se rêve réconciliée…et championne de foot.

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Single, Married, Divorced (Yalla 3a2belkon Chabeb) by Shady Hanna

4 November, 2017 - 19:00 20:50 - Cinéma du parc

Après le grand succès de son premier volet, « Célibataire, marié et divorcé » (Yalla 3a2belkon Chabeb) revient avec la version masculine de l’histoire. Si dans le premier film on suivait les aléas amoureux de quatre femmes, dans ce deuxième opus on se retrouve de nouveau en plein cœur de Beyrouth pour témoigner de l’histoire de quatre protagonistes masculins aux romances tout aussi colorées ! Deux sont célibataires, deux sont en couple… Tous sont aux prises avec les tumultes et les questionnements de leurs relations amoureuses. C’est une quête, à la fois drôle et sensible, de l’amour avec un grand « A ». Un Sex and the city masculin, à l’orientale !

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PERSIAN FLAMENCO

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

With its keen interest in original musical encounters, the Regard Persan ensemble is choosing to explore oral musical traditions by inviting singer Alicia Carrasco, a rising star in contemporary flamenco, accompanied by guitarist José Manuel León, coming specially from Andalusia for this occasion.

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Bravo Virtuoso by Levon Minasian

5 November, 2017 - 17:00 18:30 - Cinéma du parc

Alik, 25, has been raised by his grandfather, conductor of a renowned classical orchestra in post-Soviet Armenia where cultural institutions are failing and oligarchs allied with the mafia hold power. Alik, a clarinetist, is the virtuoso in this orchestra whose existence is seriously threatened when its key sponsor is murdered. One night, Alik comes into possession of a hired killer's mysterious telephone, which is used only to commission hits. Manipulated by a crook's daughter with whom he falls hopelessly in love and wishing to save the orchestra at all costs, Alik decides to take on the identity of the killer known as "The Virtuoso" and attempt to carry out his contracts. But Alik is a virtuoso musician, not a killer.

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Malaria by Parviz Shahbazi

5 November, 2017 - 19:00 20:35

A young girl informs her father she’s been kidnapped and asks him to bring the ransom money. Panicked, her father and brothers go to Tehran to look for her. They are unaware, however, that the girl has in fact eloped with her boyfriend and now spends her time in the company of a band of street musicians. Following the arrest of the band leader and full of the love for her boyfriend, the young girl descends an uncertain path…

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EL M QUARTET

5 November, 2017 - 20:00 22:00 - Salle Claude-Léveillée, Place Des Arts

With his unsatisfied curiosity and his inexhaustible desire to discover and recreate, Mohamed Masmoudi returns to the FMA stage with the intention of captivating us by uniting jazz with the melodies of his oud.

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LES IMMORTELS

5 November, 2017 - 20:00 22:30 - Cinquième Salle, Place Des Arts

After the resounding success of the tribute to Salim Halali at the 16th Festival du monde arabe, Henry Abittan and his big band return to the Festival this year for a major show in tribute to the immortals, timeless artists who marked the golden era of a diverse Algerian and North African heritage.

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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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LE CERCLE DES CYCLES

6 November, 2017 - 20:00 21:00 - Casa Del Popolo

For his new album, Ziya Tabassian has drawn his inspirations from the rhythmic cycles of ancient Persian music, from the poetry of Hafez or from a 17th-century melody, to create an imaginary circular world! For this concert and launch, he will be accompanied by the talented musicians Nazih Borish (oud), Reza Abaee (gheychak) and Bashir Faramarzi (santour).

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MEDUO

7 November, 2017 - 18:00 19:00 - La Vitrola

A talented bubbling of experienced musicians, this collaboration between two members of the Trio Populaire blends flavours to delight us with a beat all their own. With a derbouka and a guitar, together they form a small musical laboratory from which emerge jazzy tunes tinged with North Africa and the Mediterranean.

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DILAN ENSEMBLE

7 November, 2017 - 20:00 22:00 - Salle Claude-Léveillée, Place Des Arts

In a show combining refinement and innovation, Shahriyar Jamshidi, accompanied by his associate Sina Khosravi, makes distant echoes from the heart of Mesopotamia resound from the foot of the Zagros mountains in Iran to the peak of Mount Ararat.

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TROIS JOURS AVANT… L’HEURE

8 November, 2017 - 20:00 22:00 - Le Gesù

When you look at the path followed by kamikazes and at their motivations, when you see the harm they cause, once the shock wears off, assuming it ever does, you get the impression that this is farce. We are in such a state of stupefaction that we believe we have been through an unreal world. What is the reality of these crimes?

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SOHBAT

8 November, 2017 - 20:00 22:00 - Salle Claude-Léveillée, Place Des Arts

In a dialogue with hints of alchemy between the santour and the oud, Amir Amiri and Nazih Bourish immerse us in an enchanting world, creating impromptu connections between the subtleties of Persian music and the poetry of Arab sounds.

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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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SUR UN AIR DE RAÏ

10 November, 2017 - 20:00 21:00 - O Patro Vys

In search of an authentic musical style, the approach of Chakib Kouidri is rooted in a plural tradition, guided by his encounters. With the desert of his native Algeria dwelling inside him, the artist reconnects with history, calling upon the great names: Ahmed Wahbi, Blaoui El-Houari and even Cheb Khaled will join in, rearranged for this occasion in an Oriental raï to the sound of African jazz.

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MASTERCLASS

11 November, 2017 - 18:00 19:00 - Espace Passerelle

Internationally renowned artist Fadia Tomb El-Hage is among the rare singers to master the techniques of both Oriental and western song. In this encounter, she will take up an approach blending Andalusian mouwachachat and western music in an original meeting between the poetic structure of the panegyric songs of Oriental tradition and European classical music.

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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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LES 7 CITÉS DE L’AMOUR

12 November, 2017 - 20:00 23:30 - Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts

To end its 18 th edition on a high note, the Festival du monde arabe is offering the Montréal public a unique gathering with a truly prestigious event dedicated to Khalil Gibran, poet and author of The Prophet and Spirits Rebellious. Under the direction of Father Khalil Rahmé, more than 50 artists, including the Arab world’s most prestigious choir, the NDU Choir, as well as outstanding singer Fadia Tomb El-Hageand virtuoso musicians, will turn to the eternal tales of the writer who “delivered to us the poetic spirit of the East.”

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