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Chants de la Méditerranée

"Melos" is an ambitious artistic creation gathering musical traditions of three Mediterranean countries: Spain, Tunisia and Greece.

Around traditional songs and modern compositions, Keyvan Chemirani, prolific Iranian percussionist and composer has gathered singers and exceptional musicians for a journey based on the concomitance of the modalities of every culture, and the exploration of the infinite rhythmic strength which defines the Mediterranean musics.

We attend here the dialogue of three languages and cultures that melt in a rich and singular history , sharing a past of meetings, confrontations and mixtures.
While registering this meeting in the roots of these traditions, this journey takes us far from the regular ways, to a shared land.

Supported by rigorous and original arrangements, the artists, true masters of their respectives traditional musics (malouf, flamenco, and greek music) and opened to each others lead us to new horizons.

Distribution :

Keyvan Chemirani (France / Iran) : direction and percussions
Juan Carmona (Spain) : guitar
El Kiki (Spain) : vocals
Sergio Martinez (Spain) : percussions
Dorsaf Hamdani (Tunisia) : vocals
Mohammed Rochdi M'farredj (Morocco) : kanun
Mohamed Lassoued (Tunisia) : violin
Drossos Koutsokostas (Greece) : vocals
Kyriakos Kalaitzidis (Greece) : oud
Kyriokos Petras (Greece) : violin
Periklis Papapetropoulos
(Grèce) : saz, bulgari

Project supported by the European Commission in the frame of its program Culture 2007-2013 and its Program Cooperation with and in another country.

Partners :
Festival Au Fil des Voix (France)
Festival Villes des Musiques du Monde (France)
Burghof – Festival Stimmen (Germany)
Dar Chérif  : Centre international d'Art et de Culture (Tunisia)
En Chordais organisation (Greece)

Collection VOX POPULI

CD - AC 146 - 2012
Harmonia Mundi