A night of Moroccan Berber music featuring AZA a musical ensemble combining traditional Tamazight (Berber) music and culture,indigenous to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, with the global influences of its diverse members.
Aza is a musical band founded in Santa Cruz, CA by Fattah Abbou and Mohamed Aoualou. Both are from Morocco and are part of the Imazighen (Berber) group, the indigenous people of North Africa whose history dates back 3,300 years. Fattah and Mohamed have performed and studied music for over twenty years before moving to the US seven years ago. The band’s activities are not limited to music but also to promoting Amazigh culture. Through their artistic activities they have introduced people of all ages and backgrounds to Amazigh music and culture.
Abdelfatah Abbou(Fattah): Music director, lead vocalist, string instruments.
Pete Novembre: Bass
Patrick Richey: Indian tabla/ Moroccan percussion
Joel Ford: Saxophone/ clarinet
Kevin De Noto: Drums/ percussion
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public
Parking directions: Enter UCLA from Sunset Blvd at Westwood. Drive to the Parking information booth in Lot 4. Parking is $9. The Fowler is visible to your left when you ascend the elevator or stairs.
African Studies Center
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Ethnomusicology, Moroccan American Cultural Center of Los Angeles, Radio Afrodicia KPFK Pacifica Radio 90.7FM