DATE : 06/11/2016 - 20h00 / 8:00 pm
LOCATION : Cinquième Salle, Place Des Arts - 175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
ENTRANCE : 25$ + Fees.
Singers : Ghada Derbes, Adel Kassab, Shadi Naddaf and Thaer Malko
Musicians : Nazih Borish, Mohammed Raky, Khalil Moqadem, Nizar Tabcharani, Ziad Chbat, Badr Dabaa and Phyras Haddad
“Sublime, magnificent, hypnotic” is how any connoisseur would react upon hearing a set of classical Arab songs that have passed the test of time, wrinkle-free! Taking up the masterpieces of Abdel Halim Hafez, Oum Kalthoum, Karem Mahmoud, Asmahan, Hedi Jouini, Abdelhaweb Doukeli, Fairouz or Wadih El Safi is an absorbing yet joyful adventure in which artists from here have taken part to offer a unique evening created especially for the 17th edition of the Arab World Festival.
With the great standards of Arab song adapted to current tastes, this show brings together Ghada Derbes, Adel Kassab, Shadi Naddaf and Thaer Malko, golden-voiced Canadian singers who have enlivened Oriental nights in Montreal for many years. Surrounded by virtuoso musicians and united by a passion for music, they will offer stirring renditions of the “musts,” subtly blending loyalty to tradition with modernized aesthetics.
To succeed in this collective work, the artists leave their comfort zones to fulfil the daunting task of giving a new face to melodies and tunes that have left their mark on Arab music over the course of time. Maqam, muwashah, mawal and taqsim – deep-rooted musical styles esteemed in the Maghreb and the Machreq up to our days – will be on a program that promises to be rich in emotion and virtuosity.
And what would be better, to find your way on an everlasting Arab night, than to look back to the lights of a not-very-distant past, where song, music and dance shone in colour and in black and white! We remember and shall always remember the immortals!
Ticket price : 25$ // Booking : 514 842-2112 //placedesarts.com
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