3rd Katara European Jazz Festival Ezza Band in concert (02/11/2016)
On the occasion of the 3rd Katara European Jazz Festival, the French Institut in Qatar has the pleasure to invite the tuareg music band “EZZA” for an amazing performance on the opening of the festival.
They will perform on the opening of the festival, 2nd of November, at 7 pm in Katara (square next to the building 5).
You will be able to meet them and attend a little performance in the French Institute of Qatar on the 3rd of November, from 4 to 5 pm, and a live show in FNAC Qatar on the same date, from 6 to 7pm.
Saharan music – blend with rock sounds, African pulse, rhythmic trances and groove.
“Standing out of previous famous Tuareg bands, the power trio EZZA transforms and brings the Tuareg music off the usual path, blending, without any concessions, modern rock sounds, African pulse, rhythmic trances and relentless groove. EZZA’s desert blues-rock, three-piece dynamic and soul-stirring melodies, produce a more contemporary sound than previously associated with Saharan music.
Led by Omar Adam Goumour, EZZA takes a rightful place in the desert-rock pantheon, a neat, propulsive outfit supplying a depth of groove that’s impressive for just a three piece. Omar is a charismatic leader, his warm, soulful vocals accompanied by some beautifully liquid guitar lines.
All the necessary component parts are there. More impeccable desert sounds to stir your soul. Coming from a family of blacksmiths Tuareg, Goumour Omar Adam grows up learning the trade from his parents. Child, he immersed himself Tuareg iconic bands such as Tinariwen, Takrist Nakal ... Arriving in France in Toulouse, he created EZZA with Menad Moussaoui (bass) and Stéphane Gratteau (drums). EZZA’s songs talk about the Tuareg culture through a hopeful and committed music.
"EZZA" is the last letter of the alphabet Tifinagh, and is the symbol of the free man.”