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Abu Sadiya Fall Tour

After their tour in April 2018, Abu Sadiya is back to the U.S. this fall!

On October 21 at Rizzoli Bookstore in New York, Yacine Boularès and Vincent Segal will perform together for a very intimate session. The group will then go to Washington D.C and perform at Maison Française on October 22, presented by the D.C. Jazz Fest and Event D.C. On October 23, the tour will end with a concert at the Jazz Gallery.

French saxophonist Yacine Boularès and cellist Vincent Segal present an original suite of variations re-imagining the Tunisian healing trance music – Stambeli. Their original compositions form a series of pieces inspired by the legend of Abu Sadiya. In his wandering search for his enslaved daughter, Abu Sadiya danced and sang his sorrow in the streets of Tunis, becoming the first musician of Stambeli and personifying the collective memory of Sub-Saharan slaves in Tunisia.

More information and videos are available here.

Purchase Abu Sadiya here.

FAJE Grantees 2015
Abu Sadiya performance at Maison Française is supported by the French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) on tour, a program of FACE Foundation in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.