Seffarine featured on Alhurra News!
Alhurra is a major Arabic language news agency that is broadcast across the Middle East and North Africa. Watch their feature on Seffarine's recent concert in Los Angeles!
Thank you Oregon Arts Commission!
Nat Hulskamp has been awarded a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission to represent Seffarine at the Western Arts Alliance conference in Los Angeles. Thank you OAC! Seffarine's attendance at WAA is supported by funds from the Oregon Arts Commission.
"gorgeous intersection of Spanish flamenco, Arabic and Andalusian music, Persian classical, and jazz"
-E.E. Bradman, Bass Player Magazine
"Un placer para los oídos"
"A Treat for the Ears"
-Javier Mantecón, Afribuku
"an ear-caressing blend of sounds from Spain and north Africa, spiced with a bit of fiery instrumentation and percussion."
-Scott Stevens, SoundRoots
"this enchanting album deserves international attention."
-Brett Campbell, Oregon ArtsWatch
Thank you RACC!
Lamiae Naki has been awarded a grant from The Regional Arts and Culture Council to represent Seffarine at the Western Arts Alliance Conference in Los Angeles. Lamiae's attendance at WAA is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Thank you RACC!
"a skilled blending of musical alloys"
Thank you Oregon Arts Commission & Oregon Community Foundation!
Lamiae Naki has been awarded Career Opportunity Grants from both the Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Community Foundation.
Thank you to the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Community Foundation for a grant to represent Seffarine at the Babel Med World & Jazz Music Forum in Marseille, France!
Our CD 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.
"De Fez a Jerez" in SoundRoots' Top 10 CDs!
We are honored to be among some of our favorite international musicians in SoundRoots' top 10 world music CDs! "De Fez a Jerez" is number 6 in the October, 2015 charts.
CD Release Concert was sold out!
Thank you to everyone who packed the Alberta Rose Theatre for our CD release concert! Your support means so much to us.
Thanks also too our guest artists, singer José Cortés, dancer Manuel Gutierrez, kamancheh/sehtar/violinist Bobak Salehi, bassist Damian Erskine, percussionist Manavihare Fiaindratovo and cellist Kendra Carpenter.
New CD "De Fez a Jerez" released
The record features songs recorded in Jerez, Spain with some of the living legends of flamenco, including Diego del Morao, Tomasa La Macanita and Luis de Perikin. Also on the CD are some of Portland's greatest musicians; Bobak Salehi, Damian Erskine, Bill Athens, Manavihare Fiaindratovo and Kendra Carpenter.
Seffarine's CD and release concert and CD are funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Article about Seffarine's recording project in Spanish newspaper La Voz del Sur
While recording in Jerez, Spain, Seffarine's project caught the attention of Spanish newspaper La Voz del Sur. Journalist Borja García Tejero came to the studio and wrote the following piece on Seffarine's latest CD project: read the article
Seffarine Awarded RACC Project Grant to Record in Spain
Seffarine guitarist Nat Hulskamp was awarded a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to record Seffarine's CD in Spain!
The recording sessions will begin in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in collaboration with renowned flamenco artists such as singer Tomasa la Macanita, guitarist Diego del Morao and percussionist Luís de Perikín. Additional sessions will take place in Portland with regular Seffarine partners Bobak Salehi, Bill Athens, Damian Erskine and Manavihare Fiaindratovo.
Thank you RACC for this opportunity!