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Mauritanie / Algérie / Maroc / Sahara occidental



Beyond the sand borders and the conflicts, four exceptional Sahrawi singers make their music into a universal language and celebrate their shared cultural heritage and their belief in the possibility of peace. A real challenge supported by their energy, their authenticity and their words as artists. A hymn to sisterhood.

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Traditional profane or sacred chants and Berber, Touareg or Gnawa heritage fuel the musical creations of Noura Mint Seymali, a great Mauritanian singer born into a griot family; of the South Algerian diva Souad Asla; of Dighya Mohammed Salem, ambassador of the traditions of the Western Sahara; and of the Moroccan artist Malika Zarra. For this new performance, they are accompanied by renowned instrumentalists Jeiche Ould Chighaly, Mohammed Menni, Anne-Laure Bourget and Mohamed Abdennour. Eveything begins with an unaccompanied chant, which moves from voice to voice with a mere wave of the hand. The magic works immediately. United and powerful, they proudly embrace their condition as Sahrawi woman artists, symbols of dignity, independence and a feminist spirit.

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Duration 1 h 40 


Recommended for ages 5 and up

Where ? Théâtre de la Sucrière

246, rue de Lyon, 15e 

• Metro - 2 stop Capitaine Gèze

 Bus - 70 stop Lycée Saint-Exupéry 

 Parking - Zenpark 


Price 12 €
*10 € + 2 € donated to SOS MEDITERRANEAN

Under 12y/o 5 €



Photographies ©Kevin Buy ©Antonin-Weber  ©GConnan  ©Radek Zawadzki  ©Barka-Fabianova  ©Jacob Crawfurd  ©DR ©Mohamed Nohassi



Création 2021 l Avec Noura Mint Seymali  (voix et ardin), Souad Asla (voix et percussion), Dighya Moh Salem (voix et djembé), Malika Zarra (voix et percussion), Jeiche Ould Chighaly (guitare, tidinit), Mohamed Abdennour « Pti Moh » (guembri, mandole, banjo, guitare), Anne-Laure Bourget (percussions, darbouka, cajon, daf…), Mohammed Menni (percussions, darbouka, karkabou…) Direction artistique Piers Faccini Ingénieur du son Tomy Jaunin 


Coproduction Opéra de Lyon ; Dérapage Prod (Coubron); Institut français. Une idée originale de Greg Connan et Olivier Conan 

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