What new sounds will you discover next?
Seffarine takes its name from the ancient metalworking souq (street market) in Fes, Morocco, where vocalist Lamiae Naki was born. The souq is famous for the complex rhythms that ring out from the blacksmiths’ hammers, and Lamiae’s family is well known as masters continuing the tradition today.
Seffarine is a musical collision between Arabic, Iberian and West African cultures. It’s an energized, eclectic discovery of fresh flamenco and Morroccan-inspired music – with some surprises thrown in! Oud player/flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp brings the sound of Arab-Andalusi and flamenco. Sweeping kamancheh (Persian spike-fiddle) ornamentation plays off gritty bass grooves and fiery flamenco footwork. This is the music of the Mediterranean – the bazaars, the hilltops, the kitchens with the rugs rolled back. This will be an evening of joy and discovery.