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Discover the “musical stopovers” of the Arab World Institute in Paris this Wednesday evening

This Wednesday, October 20, the Arab World Institute (IMA) in Paris offers you a musical stopover on the topic of Arab music as seen through the eyes of West African music.

This Wednesday evening, the Arab World Institute invites you to listen to the musical creations of three artists who revisit Arab music in a typical West African style. 

And to do so, the musician Qais Saadi sets the tone: this Algerian oud player learned to play this instrument in Cairo, Damascus, and with the master in the field, the Iraqi Naseer Shamma. 

Qais Saadi does not limit himself to a traditional classical repertoire of Oriental and Andalusian music, since he also likes to take up the classics of this musical genre by adapting it to other styles, such as the baroque, for example. He even gave Oud lessons at the Arab World Institute for the most passionate of you!



Tonight, he will be accompanied by two other musicians, Cherif Soumano, co-founder of the World Kora Trio but above all one of the most talented Kora players of his generation, and David Mirandon, who plays all the possible percussions. 


This concert is the first of a trilogy, the next ones will take place on November 17 and December 15, always with the theme of Arab music revisited by other regions of the world and musical styles. 


A real ode to musical inspirations from elsewhere, and a unique show to discover tonight at the Arab World Institute, for only 6 euros !