"gorgeous intersection of Spanish flamenco, Arabic and Andalusian music, Persian classical, and jazz"
-E.E. Bradman, Bass Player Magazine
The sounds that stir the dry winds of Southern Spain and Morocco, two countries separated by only a whisper of the Mediterranean, are the musical DNA of a beautifully complex extended family linking North Africa and Europe.
The musicians of Seffarine, soulful Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp, supported by master musicians of diverse cultures, embrace and extend this rich legacy. Their exciting performances masterfully combine explosive flamenco footwork, exotic instrumentation and grooving basslines. These diverse backgrounds meld, creating what SoundRoots describes as "an ear-caressing blend of sounds from Spain and North Africa, spiced with a bit of fiery instrumentation and percussion."
"De Fez a Jerez" released
Our new CD is out! "De Fez a Jerez" features songs recorded in Jerez, Spain with some of the living legends of flamenco, including Diego del Morao, Tomasa La Macanita and Luis de Perikín. Also on the CD are some of Portland's greatest musicians - Bobak Salehi, Damian Erskine, Bill Athens, Manavihare Fiaindratovo and Kendra Carpenter and Anil Prasad. Seffarine's CD and release concert and CD are funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
"De Fez a Jerez" is on the Transglobal World Music Charts!
Our new CD has been included in the top 20 best world music releases by the Transglobal World Music Charts, a panel of 43 world music experts from around the world. We are honored to be chosen along with great artists such as Youssou N'dour, Mamak Khadem and Vieux Farka Toure.
Check out the charts here