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.
Concert organised by the Sousse Archeological Museum and the French Institute in Tunis for the opening night of the Nuits du Ramadan Festival.
Museum of Sousse, TUNISIA