3rd WFM musical events


Tunis, October 17-22, 2009


Artistic Programme for Forum participants - day by day

October 16:
“Mezmoum” by Kamel Ferjani (pieces from traditional Tunisian repertoire composed in the “mazmoum” mode (corresponding in its scale to F Major)
Venue: Ennejma Ezzahra Palace in Sidi Bou Saïd

October 18:
 Zohra Lajnaf and her ensemble: Bedouin chants from Southwest Tunisia Chants of the brotherhood "Awaméryia" (Sfax)
Venue: Sidi Bou Saïd

October 19:
Mohamed and Béchir Gharbi, oud and violin duo (with own compositions and works chosen from the Tunisian and Arab heritage) and the instrumental ensemble “Ranim” performing Tunisian music (instrumental music as well as Tunisian and Arab chants from the classical and modern repertoire)
Venue: Sidi Bou Saïd

October 20
Symphonic concert and lyric chants, with the participation of young violinist Yasmine AZAÏEZ
Venue : Théâtre de la ville, Tunis

October 21:
(highlight of the artistic programme)
Liturgical music concert “Al-Hadhra” (literally speaking, a session of liturgical chants and danses). This performance by the talented Samir Agrebi has been staged at the International Karthago Festival where it met a great success both among the public and the media. The artist links the authenticity and elegance of an art that is very present in Tunisian tradition, with a successful stage adaptation.
Venue: Théâtre de la ville, Tunis

October 22:
Tunisian "malouf » chants performed by the Rachidiya Ensemble. (Rachidiya is an association promoting Tunisian traditional music.) With the participation of the prodigy of this musical genre : Zièd GHARSA
Venue : "Dar Hussein" palace situated in the old part of Tunis (seat of the National Heritage Institute)

Duration of the concerts: 75 minutes, except for the concerts at the Théâtre de la Ville which will last 90 minutes

The Festival MUSIQUAT (Musics) will be staged from October 8 to 24 by the Arab and Mediterranean Music Centre in Sidi Bou Said. On the programme, music from Turkey, Hungary, Tunisia, Algeria, Bangladesh, Portugal, Mongolia, India, Afghanistan, Argentina, Syria and Spain. The detailed programme will be published soon. Concert tickets are free of charge for Forum participants during the Forum on condition that they are booked 48 hours in advance at the Forum welcome desk in the conference hotel.

Musical October
organised by the Acropolium de Carthage under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage Preservation
1/10 Les jeunes voix de l'Opéra de Tunisie
03/10 Quintette "Villa-Lobos" (Brésil)
06/10 Quatuor "Smetana" (République Tchèque)
08/10 Récital de piano (Pologne)
10/10 Manuel Guillén, violon & Jesùs Garcia, piano (Espagne) Duo piano- violon (Canada)
15/10 Isabelle Faust, violon (Allemagne)
16/10 Ayano Shimada, piano & Ryoko Yano, violon ('Japon)
17/10 Trio Rubinstein (USA)
18/10"La Confraternita de Musici" (Italie)
20/10 "Matangui Quartet" (Pays Bas)
21/10 Laura Mikkola, piano (Finlande), Nacir Chemma, Luth & Yasmine Azaiez, violon (Iraq, Tunisie)
24/10 Ensemble vocal d'Aquitaine (France) Helmut Ascherl & Karl Elschinger, piano (Autriche)


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