Seffarine is a duo formed by Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and oud player/flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their repertoire varies from classical Arabic and Andalusian music to original compositions influenced by the music of widely varying cultures, such as Spanish flamenco, classical Persian music, and American jazz.


Seffarine takes its name from the ancient metalworking square in Lamiae's home city of Fes, Morocco. Her family is well known in the Seffarine as master metalworkers continuing the tradition today. The square dates back to the 9th century and is famous for the complex rhythms that can be heard from the blacksmiths' hammers.

 

NEWS- We will release their debut CD on Oct. 18th, 2015 at the Alberta Rose Theatre!  This past April, Seffarine traveled back to Jerez, Spain to record the first half of the record with some of the top flamenco artists in flamenco including, Diego del Morao, Tomasa La Macanita and Luis de Perikin.  We are now back in Portland and finishing the record.  Please join us for the concert on Oct. 18th where we will be joined by renowned dancer Manuel Gutierrez and flamenco singer José Cortés, as well as musicians featured on the CD; Bobak Salehi (Persian multi-instrumentalist), bassist Damian Erskine and percussionist Manavihare Fiaindratovo. The CD was funded in part by a grant from the RACC.

Tickets for the CD release concert available here

 

And here is an article about the project in Spanish newspaper La Voz del Sur

 

Thank you RACC for this opportunity!

 


 

 

Upcoming performances:

  • October 18th, 2015, Portland, OR
    CD RELEASE CONCERT!
    with special guests Manuel Gutierrez (flamenco dancer) and José Cortés (flamenco singer)
    at: Alberta Rose Theatre
    3000 NE Alberta St
    Portland, OR
    tickets: www.albertarosetheatre.com
  • June 27th, 2014 - Portland, OR
    Peña Flamenca de Portland
    at: The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven
    SE 2nd Ave and Madison St.
    Portland, OR

  • May. 17, 2014 - Seattle, WA
    Royal Room
    5000 Rainier Ave S 
    Seattle, WA 98118
    with Mangus Khan, Istvan and Farko

  • Nov. 9th, 2013 - Portland, OR
    Jimmy Mak's
    221 NW 10th Ave
    Portland, OR 97209
    with Toque Libre

  • Nov. 21st, 2013- Portland, OR
    Camellia Lounge
    510 NW 11th Ave 
    Portland, OR 97209
    with Chris Mosley

  • Nov. 30, 2013 - Seattle, WA
    Royal Room
    5000 Rainier Ave S 
    Seattle, WA 98118
    with Mangus Khan, Istvan and Farko

  • Dec. 12th, 2012 - Berkeley, CA
    Ashkenaz
    1317 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702
    with Moh Alileche
  • Jan. 29th, 2011- Seattle, WA
    Lucid Jazz Club
    5241 University Way Northeast
    Seattle, WA 98105

  • April 17th, 2011- Portland, OR
    Tupai Concert Series- with The Danny Romero Quintet
    1314 NW Glisan
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Saturday, May 7th, 2011- Seattle, WA
    Univ. of Washington Multicultural Center
    details TBA

  • Friday, May 27th, 2011- Seattle, WA
    Folklife Festival
    5:15-5:45 at Folklife Cafe

  • Saturday, May 28th- Seattle, WA, 9-11pm
    Egan's Ballard Jam House
    1707 Northwest Market Street
    Seattle, WA 98107

  • Nov. 11th, 2011- Seattle, WA
    Lucid Jazz Club
    5241 University Way Northeast
    Seattle, WA 98105

 

Seffarine is currently accepting bookings.  Please contact us for rates and availability.