Atlas Presents: Suite for Abu Sadiya
featuring Yacine Boulares, Vincent Segal & Nasheet Waits
Performance begins at 8:00pm.
The trio will compose and record original music re-appropriating the forgotten Stambeli repertoire. Stambeli is a healing trance music created by the descendants of Sub-Saharan slaves brought to Tunisia. The compositions will form a series of variations on the legend of the hunter Abu Sadiya. In his wandering search for his enslaved daughter, Abu Sadiya danced and sang his sorrow in the streets of Tunis thus becoming the first musician of Stambeli and personifying the memory of Sub-Saharan slaves in Tunisia.
Performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with the artists.
photo: Jean Baptiste Millaud
This engagement of Abu Sadiya is made possible through the French-American Jazz Exchange Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. More information about the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation can be found at midatlanticarts.org.