Matrouz - Simon Elbaz

Artistic creation - Music, languages, theater

Release of a CD-DVD box by Simon Elbaz around the judeo-arab culture.
Matrouz - in Arab, what is embroidered - is of oral tradition. Recalling this heritage of judeo-arab culture linked to hebraic, muslim and christian Andalusia, Simon Elbaz got first inspired by this art based on the alternating languages, Arab and Hebrew.

He could have kept and seen this heritage as an object of nostalgia; instead, he decided te renew it combining the sacred and profane and dealing with the interweaving of:
- languages : Hebrew and Arab for example, with French, Latin, judeo-Spanish...
- music : north Africa and Andalusia, judeo-spanish, oriental, medieval…
- different ways of expression : music, songs, story-telling and theate rwhich, for the first time, « goes on stage » in the Matrouz repertoire.

Box containing a CD and a DVD

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Listen to the radio show about the Matrouz of Simon Elbaz broadcasted on France Musiques, on January 24th 2016

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  • Al Andaloussia-Corason, Valse à l’Andalousie

  • Le Mendiant Aveugle, La mélopée du clairvoyant

  • El Adone-Qoum Tara, Viens voir

  • Avinou-Abouna, Chant d’Abraham

  • Chams-Chemech, Hymne au soleil

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