Maghreb & Mediene

A Musical Spectacle by Amsterdam Klezmer Band and Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest

We decided to team up and create a musical theatre show. Our collaboration is now a fact, and named Maghreb & Mediene. The show will be on tour, starting November 2019. These concerts are designed for a seated audience.

The Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest is directed by violinist Abderrahim Semlali on his quest to the roots of North African traditional music. Their search results in a fusion of Arabo Andalusian music styles from all around the Mediterranean Sea. They play a blend of dynamic(al) rhythms, Melancholic melodies and fine improvisations on a mix of eastern and western instruments.. A colourful company of driven musicians, that build a bridge between arabic and jewish culture. Together they create a festive mix of adventurous Chosidls, Chaabi Andalus, Cocek, Tarab, Sirba tunes and not to forget the Sufi Andalusi melodies with its beautiful, mystical solos. Further on, you will be enlightened by rattling brass, raging accordion bursts, jubilant reeds, vocal highlights and who knows what else …
All from Amsterdam!

16.11 – Eindhoven, Muziekgebouw Frits Philips
19.11 – Den Haag, De Nieuwe Regentes
30.11 – Utrecht, Tivolivredenburg
08.12 – Den Bosch, Verkadefabriek
More shows to be announced