Mazaher & Luis Gimenez

Mazaher is an ensemble in which women play a leading role.
The musicians of Mazaher , Um Sameh, Um Hassan, Nour el Sabah are among the last remaining Zar practitioners in Egypt.
The music is inspired by the three different styles musical styles of the Zar tradition practiced in Egypt.
One of the African dimensions of Egypt, Zar music unfolds through rich poly-rhythmic drumming:
it’s songs are distinctly different from other Egyptian music traditions.
The music of Mazaher is inspired by the three different styles of Zar music
practiced in Egypt-the Egyptian or Upper Egyptian Zar, Abu Gheit Zar and the Sudanese, or African Zar.
The ECCA is not researching or documenting the ritualistic aspects of the Zar,
rather it focuses documenting and promoting this unique musical legacy.
ECCA has gathered together some Zar performers and motivated them to go through lengthy sessions of rehearsing,
remembering and recording.
Mazaher is the result of these efforts.
About Luis Amoros :
Over the last two decades, Luis Gimenez Amoros has been performing internationally, both as a solo artist has released thirteen albums and performing/composing with multiple artists from the World Music industry. His albums have been nominated by Mellon Foundation or selected by Transglobal Music and Mundofonias. Besides his artistic career, Luis has been an Ethnomusicology lecturer in various Universities and conducted interdisciplinary research in three different continents from which he has published academic articles, documentaries and academic books mainly on the study of musical circulation within an Afro-Asian context in Western Sahara, Mauritania, South Africa, Algeria, Mali, Zimbabwe, India, Spain and Malaysia.
Luis will play with Mazaher in the last part of the concert.


15 يونيو 2022


8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Egyptian Center For Culture & Arts - Makan
Egyptian Center For Culture & Arts - Makan
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