Maqâm Roads is the project of an artist who leaves the etablished paths and of a protagonist with a carrier full of encounters with musicians from all over the world. It is a dreamlike journey from the Maghreb to India, a tender manifesto that affirms an inalienable freedom. Gnawa in Morocco, Tba’ in Tunisia, mûgâm in Iran or Raga in India, maqâm is a common thread that establishes a dialogue between different musical traditions in an unconventional, often eclectic and modern dimension. Accompanied by his two compatriots Ghassen Fendri and Kader Ibn Abd Kacem, the artist invites on stage the great Turkish bass player and singer Abdurrahman Tarikci to convey the splendor of the East, the melancholy of Jazz, the effervescence of rock, all tinted with an omnipresent Indian color. Maqâm Roads translates a desire to renew the structure and to create a bridge between the different oriental musical traditions.
Free nightly happenings
Zied Zouari Feat. Abdurrahman Tarikci (Tunis)
Born in Tunisia in 1983 in a family of musicians, Zied Zouari began playing the violin at the age of seven. First prize from different festivals and meetings, he plays solo in Carthage, at the Arab World Institute, the Zenith, the Champs-Elysées theater, the Paris theater, the Cigale … He is also the Violin solo of the great Serbian musician “Goran Brekovic” and the musical director of the Arabian Opera Kalila wa Dimna.
Holder of a Doctorate in music and a Diploma of Musical Studies in jazz and improvised music, Zied Zouari’s favorite field is Arabic-Oriental music while continuously drawing from Jazz, electro and rock. He is on the way to forming a reference in contemporary Arabic violinist language by embodying a totally singular and atypical artistic vision.
With the support of “Culture pour tous!” of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tunis
Technical Partner : SYBEL Light & Sound
Production Maqâm Roads : Strike agreements