« Zajal », an Arabic chamber opera by Zad Moultaka

France / Lebanon

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Fadia Tomb el-Hage

contralto

Gabriel Yammine

direction, actor

Ars Nova ensemble instrumental

Philippe Nahon

conducting

Jacques Charles et Joël Versavaud

saxophones

Patrice Petitdidier

horn

Fabrice Bourgerie

trumpet

Patrice Hic

trombone

Philippe Legris

tuba

Isabelle Cornélis

percussion section

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Based on the ancient poetic and musical tradition of debating (known as Zajal in the Lebanon), which is still alive in the Middle East, composer Zad Moultaka weaves the fabric of a production in which language and identity are intertwined in a strange and dramatic game.


This work, featuring a female singer, an actor, three percussionnists and an electroacoustic broadcasting and image-projection arrangement, together with seven brass instruments from the Ars Nova ensemble, directed by Philippe Nahon, challenges the norm and turns things on their head.
A woman with a low-pitched voice, which is both deep and crystal-clear, will play the role of the brilliant Chahrour, whose voice was said to cast a spell over people…

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Commande de l'Etat français et d'Ars Nova ensemble instrumental en coproduction avec le TAP - scène nationale (Poitiers) / GMEM, centre national de création musicale / Art Moderne avec le soutien de la Spedidam - Accueil DDB

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