Born in Tlemcen in Algeria, Marlène Samoun is a French singer specialized in traditional music from the Mediterranean, especially Judeo-Spanish music. Her repertoire also comprise songs in Arab, Yiddish and Romani.
With her songs, Marlène Samoun, gives a warm and renewed vision of a varied repertoire where Mediterranean Jewish melodies go alongside with Eastern Europe songs, jazz standards and gospel. From Cordoba to Istanbul, from Tetouan to Salonika and to the deep South of the United States.
With this will of creation and exchange, she continues a dialogue with her musicians, Pascal Storch at the guitar and percussions, and Rachid Brahim-Djelloul at the violin and voice …
Two albums, « Notches Notches » and « Sur la route » (On the road) were dedicated to religious and secular Jewish music from medieval Spain, North of Africa, Eastern Europe and from the Balkans.
Marlène Samoun was solist in jazz orchestras, in a Gypsy classical choir and in a gospel band.
She performs regularly in concerts, in France and other countries, with her musicians, Olivier Hutman (piano), Emek Evci (double bass), Pascal Storch (guitar), Rachid Brahim-Djelloul, Franck Natan, Alain Viau (violin) and Alain Douïeb (percussions)
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