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.
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
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.