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Nani and Seffarine at The Old Church

The Old Church Concert Hall
Portland, OR

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Show 7:30pm - Door 7pm - All Ages - Bar with I.D.

Advance Tickets $15/$20 Day of the Show

The Old Church is pleased to welcome Middle Eastern/North African ensemble Nani (, and soulful oud/flamenco guitar duo Seffarine. Join us on Wednesday, June 14th at 7:30pm for a night you will never forget!

Nani is a progressive Ladino ensemble, that brings together warm and diverse musical blends of North African music, Middle Eastern music and Jazz.

This unique blend of Guitars, Oud, Ewi, Electronics and Noam's hypnotizing vocals envisions a new breath of life into the ancient Ladino language by creating a co-existence of past and present which makes it ever so relevant today.

"A must see show" -Volkskrant NL

"Brilliant & outstanding! Noams ballads go under your skin" -Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung DE

Seffarine is a duo formed by Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and oud player/flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their repertoire varies from classical Arabic and Andalusian music to original compositions influenced by the music of widely varying cultures, such as Spanish flamenco, classical Persian music, and American jazz.

Seffarine takes its name from the ancient metalworking square in Lamiae's home city of Fes, Morocco. Her family is well known in the Seffarine as master metalworkers continuing the tradition today. The square dates back to the 9th century and is famous for the complex rhythms that can be heard from the blacksmiths' hammers.

Lamiae Naki (vocals)
Lamiae was born in the city of Fes, the historic cultural capital of Morocco. Fes medina or old walled city is the biggest in the Arab world and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the only functioning medieval city and also the home of the oldest continuously running university in the world. As a center for learning in the Arab world, one can hear in Fes classical Arabic music as well as every kind of traditional Moroccan music, Sufi music, Andalusian music, pop, jazz and hip hop.

She was drawn to music from a young age and began singing, writing songs, and using every resource to find new music and influences from widely varying cultures. Lamiae studied Andalusian music and other forms of classical Arabic music in Fes, and has continued to creatively apply her expertise in Moroccan and Andalusi music to many other traditions. Lamiae has also been featured on recordings such as Hora de Soñar by Martín Zarzar of the world renowned group Pink Martini and the soundtrack for the film by Alissa Cramer No Plorar Mai (USA/Spain/Angola). In 2012 She was awarded a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to travel to Istanbul, Turkey to study classical Turkish singing with master singer Aylin Sengun Tasci. Lamiae now resides in Portland, USA.

Nat Hulskamp (flamenco guitar and oud)
Nat was born in Portland, OR. He began studying guitar with guitarist/composer Paul Chasman at age seventeen. He was soon introduced to flamenco guitar by Jose Solano. His interest in the influence of Arabic music on flamenco led him to study oud in Morocco. After returning to the US, he moved to Seattle to study ethnomusicology at the University of Washington. There he worked with the groups Carmona Flamenco, The Rez Quartet and others ranging in style from Hungarian Csardas and Gypsy swing to flamenco.

In 2000 he co-founded the Vancouver, BC based Arabic/ flamenco group Aire with ney player and singer Emad Armoush. In 2004 he moved to Portland and formed the group Shabava with kamancheh/sehtar/violinist and singer Bobak Salehi. In 2010 he formed the trio Caminhos Cruzados with master jazz guitarist Dan Balmer and Ghanaian percussion virtuoso Israel Annoh. Nat has studied with the top flamenco guitarists of today including, Diego del Morao, Manuel Parrilla, Pepe del Morao, José Antonio Rodriguez and Dani de Morón. In 2012 Nat received a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to travel to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain to continue studying flamenco guitar with the Morao family. He now resides in Portland, composing and performing with Shabava, Caminhos Cruzados and Seffarine.

  The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave at Clay St
Portland, OR 97201
United States
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Start: Wednesday Jun 14, 2017 7:30 PM
End: Wednesday Jun 14, 2017 10:00 PM


Who: The Old Church Concert Hall

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