Location: Qutb Shahi Tombs
Date: Fri, 2011/10/14 – 7:00pm
Price: Entry by invites
Duration: 2 hours
Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad presents Akim El Sikameya Arab-Andalusian music
With the support of the French Embassy
Born in Algeria, Akim El Sikameya is a free and libertine artist. At the age of eight, he joins the well-known Arab-Andalusian music school Nassim El Andalous and learns to sing and to play the violin.
Quickly spotted in Marseille because of his rare top C Voice, this unique way of playing the violin ( standing, the instrument leant on his thigh), and his very Mediterranean charisma. Thus he rapidly signs up with an independent label, who releases his first album (Atifa-Oumi) in 1999. But behind the recent successes, the injury of a lost childhood remains deep, one of his first ballad attesting of it: ‘Oumi’ (meaning in Arab both ‘earth’ and ‘mother’), dedicated to a mutilated country and to a departed mother.
Akim decides to come to Paris in order to create his own label: in 2005, he releases a new album, Aini-Amel, in which he writes and composes all songs entirely. He leaves behind him the traditional songs of his debut, and carries on deepening into the Arab-Andalusian music, while introducing more current stylees such as Jazz music, Celtic music and Bossa…
Akim is playing in Delhi, Hyderabad, Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Bangalore in this India Tour.
Catch him live on 14th October in Hyderabad!!!
Friday, 14th October, 7pm
at Qutb Shahi TombsEntry by invites Invites can be collected at AF and Kalakriti Art Gallery from Monday, 10th October