Harkan will perform a special concert at the most important event of the harp world, the World Harp Congress. An international festival held every 3 years in a different country since 1983, it is hosted by the city of Cardiff, Wales in 2020.

World-class musicians performing an eclectic repertoire on a never-seen-before combination of instruments… Harkan is a most outstanding and unusual musical project.

Bringing together French and Tunisian virtuosos, the duet led by Maia Darme on the harp and Mohamed-Amine Kalaï on the qanun (oriental zither) is thoroughly captivating. On stage, they sometimes morph into a trio, with percussionists providing accompaniment on North African traditional drums (bendir, tar, daff…).

Harkan’s concerts include contemporary creations as well as music from all around the Mediterranean: Turkish, North African, Levantine, Hispano-Andalusian, Italian, French and Greek. As the rhythm builds up, lively dances follow languorous pieces.

World Harp Congress, Sir Geraint Evans Recital Room, Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM