5723 Av du Parc
Montréal, QC H2V 4H2
Warda, la Rose des Mondes
Nada Al Raihane, Ranine Chaar
Conductor: Kamel Maati
In partnership with l’Agence algérienne pour le rayonnement culturel
In May 2012, the Arab world lost its “Algerian rose,” Warda Al-Jazairia, one of its great divas who, alongside Oum Kalthoum and Feiruz, have succeeded in bringing the Maghreb and the Machreq together with equal fervour, inducing the public into endless cycles of ecstasy, symbols of a sumptuous belle époque that, sadly, exists no longer. Known for her vast repertory and adulated for her powerful performances, Warda achieved resounding success in the Arab world for her illustrious love songs as well as for her patriotic songs during the Algerian war. The FMA pays tribute to her through the vibrant voices of brilliant singers from Algeria and Lebanon, emblematic of her dual North African and Middle Eastern identity.
Nada Al Raihan draws her undeniable celebrity from the timbre of her powerful and melodious voice that has earned her countless performances on the great scenes of the Maghreb, making her one of the best singers to interpret Warda’s repertoire in all its facets.
Ranine Chaar excels both in the interpretation of classical Arabic songs and in opera through a sensational voice that navigates with disconcerting ease between jazz and tarab, sufi and pop. She has stood out in particular through her principal role in the opera Kalila wa Dimna in its world première at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Borne by two stars of Arabic song, and led by the exceptional conductor Kamel Maati who had the privilege to work closely with Warda, this concert promises you pure magical moments that will revive, in the course of an evening, the eternal melodies bequeathed to us by the great diva.
40$ + taxes and box office fees