The Markaz invites you to enjoy a beautiful, high energy and spiritually-invigorating night of North African music and dance, starring the Bedouin-X ensemble with Alfred Madain (vocals, percussion), Ava Nahas (world drumset, vocals), David Markowitz (saz, oud), Timo Maloof (violin), David Martinelli (percussion) and Mike Gadsby (bass, guitar); plus the colorful Qabila Folkdance Company led by Aubre Hill; and the Algerian master raï singer, Chaba Fella Oudane. Seating for this concert is general admission and tickets are just $20 when purchased in advance, $25 at the door! The concert takes place at the beautiful Pico Union Project concert hall, just west of downtown L.A. There is free parking in the lot and on the street.
Reserve your seats below or call 323.413.2001.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Is a veritable supergroup of LA-based musicians dropping North African Arabic jams with captivating rhythmic flow and inspiration. Bedouin X is a political and social trance rock concept group created to revive and bring the socially and politically conscientious music that sprang out in the African parts of the Arab world and present the music along with original work to western audiences.
CHABA FELLA OUDANE
Was born in Bab-El-Oued, Algiers, surrounded by music from childhood. A natural percussionist, she played derbouka at a professional level as a teenager and with her sisters, performed in festivals and weddings in Algiers. Her elder sister Habiba appreciated the passion of her younger sister and her innate direction for the rhythm, inviting Fella to play the derbouka in her orchestra. At the age of 15, Fella became one of the most popular performers on the Algiers wedding scene. Later, during an official reception organized for the Arab community in Los Angeles, Fella met Cheb Nasro. Impressed by the hot stamp of her voice, Nasro decided to launch her carrier with a duet released in 2002. Their album Separation was a huge success across Algeria and within the Algerian community abroad. Nasro and Fella continued to work together and in 2004 their last duet "Ana 3achek" and "Ya mama, ya mama" was launched. Admired and encouraged by her public, Fella the artist continued singing and in 2006 she released her first solo album “A3chaktek ana."
- February 20, 2016 at 8pm – 10pm
- Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
- $20.00 USD
- 66 people are going