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Atlas Presents Jazz: Suite for Abu Sadiya

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Event organized by Atlas Performing Arts Center

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Atlas Presents: Suite for Abu Sadiya
featuring Yacine Boulares, Vincent Segal & Nasheet Waits
Performance begins at 8:00pm.

The trio will compose and record original music re-appropriating the forgotten Stambeli repertoire. Stambeli is a healing trance music created by the descendants of Sub-Saharan slaves brought to Tunisia. The compositions will form a series of variations on the legend of the hunter Abu Sadiya. In his wandering search for his enslaved daughter, Abu Sadiya danced and sang his sorrow in the streets of Tunis thus becoming the first musician of Stambeli and personifying the memory of Sub-Saharan slaves in Tunisia.

Performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with the artists.

photo: Jean Baptiste Millaud