The new session begins on January 10, 2019!

Arab-Andalusian choir

By Khalil Moqadem

Group class

Andalusian music represents a vast artistic heritage created and inherited by the Maghrebins during the occupation of Andalusia between the 8th and 15th centuries. Moroccan Andalusian music alone includes about a thousand instrumental (twichiya) and sung (muwashah, pl. muwashahat) pieces, totalling a hundred hours of music divided into 55 movements of about one to two hours each. This music is sung in a group, accompanied by several instruments (Violin, viola, cello, double bass, rabab, oud, qanun, flute, darbouka and tambourine). It lends itself perfectly to a choral activity.

The main activity will appeal to people interested in this medieval music, as it will consist in learning simple pieces of Andalusian music. We will also cover a few historical aspects and some basic notions of Andalusian musical theory, especially at the beginning, to help participants gain a better understanding of this music. The sessions will be led by Khalil Moqadem, a disciple of the great Andalusian music master Mohamed Bajedoub. Khalil Moqadem has served as the artistic director of the Orchestre Andalou de Montréal since its creation in 2011.

Schedule

  • Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m

Price

  • Session of 7 classes: $85
  • Training document: $10
  • Application fee: $20 (New students)

Registration and information

  • (514) 397-9226 or by email
  • On site