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
01 – Al Andaloussia-Corason, Valse à l’Andalousie
02 – Le Mendiant Aveugle, La mélopée du clairvoyant
03 – El Adone-Qoum Tara, Viens voir
04 – Avinou-Abouna, Chant d’Abraham
05 – Chams-Chemech, Hymne au soleil