Soulful vocals with oud and flamenco guitar accompaniment, inspired by music of the Mediterranean and the Middle East
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.
We are pleased to announce that we have received grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council this year. Lamiae studied Ottoman singing with the amazing Turkish singer Aylin Şengün Taşçı in Istanbul, Turkey and Nat studied with master flamenco guitarist Diego del Morao in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
Thank you RACC for this opportunity!
Jan. 29th, 2011- Seattle, WA
Lucid Jazz Club
5241 University Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105
Saturday, May 7th, 2011- Seattle, WA
Univ. of Washington Multicultural Center
Seffarine is currently accepting bookings. Please contact us for rates and availability.