Sacred music in Fez: The Canadian Ensemble “Constantinople”, a space for dialogue between different traditional musical styles

Sacred music in Fez: The Canadian Ensemble “Constantinople”, a space for dialogue between different traditional musical styles
Sacred music in Fez: The Canadian Ensemble “Constantinople”, a space for dialogue between different traditional musical styles

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 9:59

Fez- The Canadian Ensemble “Constantinople”, which is taking part in the 27th edition of the Fez Festival of Sacred World Music, is a space for meeting and dialogue between different traditional musical styles, said Kiya Tabassian, leader of the troupe. .

The artistic troupe works on writings dating from the Middle Ages to other earlier periods and works to translate them into unique melodies and musical pieces, he indicated in an interview with MAP, on the sidelines of his concert “Traversées ”, initiated as part of this festival organized from May 24 to June 1 under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

The leader of the troupe and player of “star”, a musical instrument of Persian origin, stressed that the “Constantinople” tries to enrich its works and musical artistic projects through the artistic tours that it undertakes in various countries of the world, which allows him to draw from different cultures to meet many musicians.

The troupe’s openness to diverse cultures and civilizations allows it to create musical projects that integrate the most beautiful and sublime melodies and lyrics from past centuries, he added.

Founded in 2001, the “Constantinople” troupe gives more than 200 musical performances each year in the four corners of the world, with the aim of sharing music with audiences belonging to different countries and cultures and highlighting the spirit of opening.

The Canadian artist also shared the programming of meetings which strengthen the exchange of experiences and experiences between musical artists and between them and the public, considering that “it is very important to share this music, created by the troupe, with the large audience from all over the world”.

Kiya Tabassian also announced that the troupe will soon begin working on a new musical project with a group of musicians from South Korea, through which it works to integrate a number of elements of the traditional culture of the indigenous peoples of Canada with the traditional music of this Asian country.

The Canadian Ensemble “Constantinople” graced, Tuesday in the historic garden of Jnane Sbil, the audience of the 27th edition of the Fez Festival of sacred music of the world, with a memorable concert of songs reconciling love and spirituality.

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