*SOLD OUT* AS OF SAT., MAR 19, 2 PM this event is SOLD OUT. We can accept to further reservations. We invite you instead to make a reservation for our next salon, on Syria, featuring the music, food, poetry and writing of Syria. Click here. *SOLD OUT*
*SOLD OUT* The Markaz welcomes you back on Saturday, March 19, 2016, 7:30 pm to its new series of social salons or tertulias (Spanish for literary-social gathering) to celebrate Algeria today and yesterday. The Salon Algerien takes place in a comfortable artistic setting, and is the third in a regular monthly series (next up, Syria, April 2nd!).
The music, culture & cuisine of Algeria, with Chaba Fella Oudane, includes a light Algerian dinner catered by Nadia Bousmal, art by Abdelkarim Kebir, cosponsored by the Algerian American Association of Southern California and Dr. Hamoud Salhi of Cal State Dominguez Hills.
You needn't necessarily be Algerian—indeed, everyone's welcome and the conversation is open. Personal stories, professional experiences and thoughtful opinions are welcome, as are poems, short (short) stories, and brief discussion of recent books, movies and music.
Please note, 7:30 pm doors open for a meet-and-greet and light dinner, the program begins at 8:30 pm. This salon's very special guests are raï master Chaba Fella Oudane and her accompanist, with Alfred Madain on percussion and vocals.
When you reserve in advance, general admission including light dinner is $20, Markaz members $10 ($25 at the door).
THIS EVENING'S HOSTS ARE LYNNE MANGIONE AND GANDI KHEIRI, WHO KINDLY REQUEST THAT YOU RSVP SO WE KNOW HOW MUCH FOOD TO PREPARE (SPACE LIMITED). SHUQRAN/MERCI! CALL 323.413.2001.
Art by Abdelkarim Kebir
CHABA FELLA OUDANE
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."
- March 19, 2016 at 7:30pm – 10:30pm
- The Markaz, 5998 W. Pico Blvd LA 90035
- 34 people are going