Karima Skalli vocals – Rachid Zeroual ney, music – Younes El Khazan viola – Khalid Kouhen drums – Yacir Rami lute
As one of the biggest names in classical Arabic the singer Karima Skalli has an international reputation. Her highly praised musical career involves much more than Arabic songs. For the Tarab project she collaborates with the composer and master ‘Ney’ flautist Rachid Zeroual. The work of virtuoso Zeroual draws on a very broad musical palette: from Gnawa by way of Amazigh-repertoire to Arabo-Andalusian music. But he feels just as at home in the contemporary jazz scene or electronic music, his collaborations with, amongst others, Archie Shepp and Jean Michel Jarre testify to this.
The joy of singing programme brings together two musical greats from Morocco for a programme from the classical Tarab repertoire (Asmhan, Um Kalthoum…) and profane and spiritual poetry.
Karima Skalli is here in Brussels for the very first time for one of her rare appearances on a European stage.