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Ghalia Benali vocals – Romina Lischka Dhrupad singing, viola da gamba – Vincent Noiret double-bass

Programme

J'avance doucement Ghalia Benali
Le Carillon de Passy Antoine Forqueray
Causer to Causes Ghalia Benali
Morning Raga Bhairav Trad.
Do you Remember Ghalia Benali
Le moulinet (3e livre) Marin Marais
The Lament of the Pigeon Ghalia Benali
Rondeau moitié pincé et moitié coup d’archet Marin Marais
Antidote / Teryak Ghalia Benali
Last Embrace Ghalia Benali
Sarabande en sol Monsieur de Sainte Colombe (père)
Dama Daeman Ghalia Benali
Raga Yaman Trad.
In Konta Tadri Ghalia Benali
Le Badinage Marin Marais
Don't Blame Me (La Talumi) Ghalia Benali


“Adhan” is the muezzin’s call to prayer and recollection in the Islamic world. The human voice’s melismas interrupt daily activities, encouraging Muslims to listen, to make time for an instant of spirituality. This art influences the Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali, who likes to blend various musical traditions, much like the Austrian musician Romina Lischka, who is a talented viola da gamba player. She has started learning dhrupad, the oldest genre in Hindustani classical music. The two discovered they shared a passion for Marin Marin and his mysterious teacher, Mr de Sainte-Colombe’s compositions for viola da gamba. These are very versatile and include dances and character pieces. The deep sonority of this instrument and the intimate nature of these compositions also encourage contemplation and meditation. These two highly talented artists invite you to explore this music’s many emotional layers in the unique setting of the Protestant Chapel.  

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