Aïcha Redouane

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Aïcha Redouane is a Franco-Lebanese virtuoso singer. Born in 1962, she caught the attention of her family by singing during Berber eves. Once settled in France, she started architectural studies, but she quickly stopped. The call of music was too strong to be ignored.

She is passionate about the classical Egyptian repertoire but sings in several styles. It is her meeting in 1986 with Habib Yammine, a Lebanese musicologist and musician, which will shape the rest of her career. In 1991, they founded a traditional ensemble to play the musical language of mâquam. They composed new pieces inspired by this traditional mode from Cairo in the nineteenth century.

Available album: Vocal Arabesques