Globally-acclaimed singer Lamiae Naki was born in the ancient city of Fes, Morocco. Her ensemble Seffarine channel their profound knowledge of the music of the intersection of Middle Eastern, African and European cultures: both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar. From the ninth to 15th centuries these cultures coexisted in peace, bringing into being a musical alchemy that influenced the foundations of classical Arabic and European Renaissance music.
Today, Seffarine embraces and extends the rich legacy of this incredible age of tolerance and exchange between Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures by creating innovative works reconnecting this shared Mediterranean DNA. Imbued with color and texture, Seffarine concerts transport the audience on a vast musical journey as they express the joy of the sounds and dance of North Africa and southern Spain. Envelop yourself in Seffarine’s expansive world where Arabic, Persian classical, Spanish flamenco, Andalusian music and jazz meet.
Envelop yourself in Seffarine’s expansive world where Arabic, Persian classical, Spanish flamenco, Andalusian music and jazz meet.