Warda, la rose des mondes
Arab World Festival of Montreal presents

Warda, la rose des mondes

November 10th 2018
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm / Doors: 7:00 pm

5723, avenue du Parc, Montréal, QC, Canada
For more information about this event, please contact Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal at fma@festivalarabe.com.

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Warda, la rose des mondes
Nada Al Raihdan & Ranine Chaar 
Conductor : Kamel Maati

In partnership with l’Agence algérienne pour le rayonnement culture
(Algeria, Lebanon)

In May 2012, the Arab world lost its “Algerian rose,” Warda Al-Jazairia, one of its great divas who, alongside Oum Kalthoum and Fairuz, have succeeded in bringing the Maghreb and the Machreq together with equal fervour, inducing the public into endless cycles of ecstasy, symbols of a sumptuous belle époque that, sadly, exists no longer. 

 Known for her vast repertory and adulated for her powerful performances, Warda achieved resounding success in the Arab world for her illustrious love songs as well as for her patriotic songs during the Algerian war. Born in France, from a Lebanese mother and an Algerian father, Warda lived and experienced the peak of her career in Egypt, becoming a consecrated icon of Arabic song. The FMA pays tribute to her through the vibrant voices of brilliant singers from Algeria and Lebanon, emblematic of her dual North African and Middle Eastern identity.

Nada Al Raihan draws her undeniable celebrity from the timbre of her powerful and melodious voice that has earned her countless performances on the great scenes of the Maghreb, making her one of the best singers to interpret Warda's repertoire in all its facets.

Ranine Chaar excels both in the interpretation of classical Arabic songs and in opera through a sensational voice that navigates with disconcerting ease between jazz and tarab, sufi and pop. She has stood out in particular through her principal role in the opera Kalila wa Dimna in its world première at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.

Borne by two stars of Arabic song, and led by the exceptional conductor Kamel Maati who had the privilege to work closely with Warda, this concert promises you pure magical moments that will revive, in the course of an evening, the eternal melodies bequeathed to us by the great diva.

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Warda, la rose des mondes
Nada Al Raihdan & Ranine Chaar 
Conductor : Kamel Maati

In partnership with l’Agence algérienne pour le rayonnement culture
(Algeria, Lebanon)

In May 2012, the Arab world lost its “Algerian rose,” Warda Al-Jazairia, one of its great divas who, alongside Oum Kalthoum and Fairuz, have succeeded in bringing the Maghreb and the Machreq together with equal fervour, inducing the public into endless cycles of ecstasy, symbols of a sumptuous belle époque that, sadly, exists no longer. 

 Known for her vast repertory and adulated for her powerful performances, Warda achieved resounding success in the Arab world for her illustrious love songs as well as for her patriotic songs during the Algerian war. Born in France, from a Lebanese mother and an Algerian father, Warda lived and experienced the peak of her career in Egypt, becoming a consecrated icon of Arabic song. The FMA pays tribute to her through the vibrant voices of brilliant singers from Algeria and Lebanon, emblematic of her dual North African and Middle Eastern identity.

Nada Al Raihan draws her undeniable celebrity from the timbre of her powerful and melodious voice that has earned her countless performances on the great scenes of the Maghreb, making her one of the best singers to interpret Warda's repertoire in all its facets.

Ranine Chaar excels both in the interpretation of classical Arabic songs and in opera through a sensational voice that navigates with disconcerting ease between jazz and tarab, sufi and pop. She has stood out in particular through her principal role in the opera Kalila wa Dimna in its world première at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.

Borne by two stars of Arabic song, and led by the exceptional conductor Kamel Maati who had the privilege to work closely with Warda, this concert promises you pure magical moments that will revive, in the course of an evening, the eternal melodies bequeathed to us by the great diva.

Nada Al Raihane et Ranine Chaar

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