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.
Cathedral Freiburg im Breisgau, GERMANY