The Three Cultures Festival: a meeting place for Mediterranean music |  Atalayar

The Three Cultures Festival: a meeting place for Mediterranean music | Atalayar

The Three Cultures Foundation offers three concerts on June 22, 23 and 24 with renowned artists of the current scene who represent the best of the music and rhythms of the three Mediterranean cultures.

From Morocco comes the group Med Ziani and Amazigh Groove, a group of six artists who explore and fuse different music, using the Berbers/Amazighs of the Rif as a traditional and modernist cultural bridge to different current musical styles with a conciliatory and universal social message. . To do this, he surrounded himself with great musicians such as the Swiss Nicolas Huguenin on drums, Daniel Salas from Malaga on bass and, from Granada, Karima Toré Gursel on saxophone, Juana Larreta on percussion and violinist Jose Antonio Rodríguez .

groove, North African, soul, jazz, funk, electronic and other styles, the mixed sound is the main characteristic of this group with multiple and varied essences.

Med Ziani, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, musician and singer born in Al Hoceima who began his musical career with his first group Sorif in 1997 and founded several groups such as Bybus in Granada (2005) or Jammin Dose in Malaga ( 2010) is the architect of this adventure in which traditional and electronic music, voices from here and elsewhere intertwine in an intercultural project that integrates fusion, solidarity and twinning.

Israeli Lala Tamar, of Brazilian and Moroccan parents, discovered the mystery of the ancient Ladino hymns of her heritage when she was in her twenties. Ladino, and more specifically Haqetiya, a unique dialect spoken by the Jews of Spanish Morocco, fits perfectly with the hybrid identity of Tamar, a woman deeply rooted in the cultural seam between Latin and Arabic, Jew and Muslim, East and West.

Alongside his work with Z’aaluk, Tamar teamed up with Israeli flamenco master Ofer Ronen to form the trio Ancient Groove, which performs throughout Europe and Israel.

Their first single, “Bellida”, was broadcast on the radio and is sung in a language called haqetiya, the Ladino of Spanish Morocco.

The festival ends with Andalusian singer Laura Vital from Sanlúcar de Barrameda. With a voice of ravishing maturity, an undeniable Mediterranean temperament and a staging of great elegance, Laura Vital cultivates in these compositions the love of history, culture and traditional music, through her poets and composers. This restless and multifaceted artist presents “Mεδιτεrrαnεα”, a recital in which she gives free rein to her love for the different types of music that make up this particular microcosm, in which she brings us closer to common bonds by pairing flamenco with cultures neighbours. Part of the soul of flamenco is built on cave melodies, Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Arab, Christian and converse, bricks of a musical wall on which the Andalusians have placed their battlements: El Quejío. Laura is accompanied by guitarist Eduardo Rebollar, Emilio Martín on violin and David Chupete on percussion.

The Three Cultures Festival offers this sample of Mediterranean music, in accordance with its usual philosophy and its spirit of dialogue and fusion of cultures.

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