Traditional, Fayçal El Mezouar, Didier Fréboeuf
Fayçal El Mezouar was trained at the music school El Kordobia in Tlemcen (Algeria), where he acquired a large repertoire of Arab-Andalous music, nuba and medieval poems while learning to play the...
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Fayçal El Mezouar was trained at the music school El Kordobia in Tlemcen (Algeria), where he acquired a large repertoire of Arab-Andalous music, nuba and medieval poems while learning to play the violin, 'oud, mandoline and various oriental percussion. For this trio, he has gathered around him the pianist and improviser Didier Fréboeuf, whose latest album has been acclaimed by jazz critics, and the drummer Emile Biayenda, founder of the band Les Tambours de Brazza.
Their music has the unexpected, almost involuntary character of an encounter. It takes its nature from a melting pot that implies a discontinuity of materials and emotions, as well as heterogeneous forms whose elements have never met before. It is woven, braided and assembled from the eclectic musical spaces of the three musicians: Arab-Andalous, traditional, jazz and contemporary. It highlights a kind of common musical language where elements from the Orient, Africa and Europe cross paths.
Such pieces as Ya khalbi khelli lel hal, Hada el Gharnan stem directly from the Arab-Andalous repertoire (Granada school), while the compositions Les personnes de la personne, Meknès café, Petite planète and El chaabi draw their inspiration from that same repertoire. Alongside the oud, violin and vocals, they feature the piano (played on the keyboard and on the strings) as well as gourds, udu, water drums and various percussion instruments from Central Africa.