Seffarine

Friday, December 6
7:30 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10
Advance ticket sales available. Call Traditions at 360-705-2819

Seffarine’s international blend of sounds features soulful Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their music embraces and extends Naki’s rich heritage, which spans from Moorish Spain to the Sahara, by mixing Arabic Andalusi music with fiery flamenco guitar, Arabic and Persian oud and the grooves of versatile percussionist Fiaindratovo Manavihare, originally from Madagascar. These diverse backgrounds meld into an intoxicating blend of ancient and modern that Bass Player Magazine describes as a “gorgeous intersection of Spanish flamenco, Arabic and Andalusian music, Persian classical, and jazz”. 
 
Seffarine takes its name from the ancient metalworking square in Lamiae’s home city of Fes, Morocco. Her family is well known in the Seffarine as master metalworkers continuing the tradition today. The square dates back to the 9th century and is famous for the complex rhythms that can be heard from the blacksmiths’ hammers.
Seffarine

“An ear-caressing blend of sounds from Spain and north Africa, spiced with a bit of fiery instrumentation and percussion.”
–Scott Stevens, Soundroots

“Gorgeous intersection of Spanish flamenco, Arabic and Andalusian music, Persian classical, and jazz”
–E. E. Bradman, Bass Player Magazine

“Un placer para los oídos” (“A Treat for the Ears”)
–Javier Mantecón, Afribuku (Spain)