International Jazz Day celebrated in Algiers

May 2nd, 2019

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APS : Wednesday, 01 May 2019

ALGIERS-A group of musicians and Algerian singers gave Tuesday, in Algiers, a concert dedicated to Jazz music, in celebration of International Jazz Day.
Organized by the National Office of Culture and Information in collaboration with the municipality of Sidi M’hamed, the concert brought together pianist quartet Reda Mourah, with quartet guitarist and composer Aminoss as well as singers Hind Boukella and Linda
Blues in the Sierra Maestra Auditorium, reopened for the occasion after nearly five years of closure.
Reda Mourah’s Quartet with Hassen Khoualef, Youva Bessa, Nazim kri and the Aminoss Quartet with Hafidh Abdelaziz on drums, Hassen Zermani on saxophone, and Nadji Gaamoura on bass, performed several musical compositions like “Cirta”, “Sign Of Life” or “Encounter,” in
addition to a variety of classical jazz songs.
Singer Hind Boukella, accompanied by Mehdi Djama on guitar and Rafik Kitani on drums, entertained the audience with a programme of Bossa Nova hits and Samba before singer Linda Blues came on stage with her voice very close to Soul Music.
Coinciding with April 30 of each year, the international day of Jazz music, was designated by the UNESCO to celebrate this musical genre which “breaks down barriers and promotes tolerance and mutual understanding.”
This day was celebrated in more than 190 countries in Melbourne (Australia).
On the same evening, another concert was given by “Abdou Gnawi”, “Phobia Rap” and the group “Offline,” at the legendary movie theatre “Africa.”
“Africa” movie theatre was inaugurated in 2012 after a restoration and upgrading operation that cost DZD 170 million.
The movie theatre “Africa” remained closed until 2018.
With the support of the municipality of Sidi M’hammed, the National Office of Culture and Information is planning to host an entertainment programme during Ramadan, announce officials of the office.