Ooops I meant to post this like two weeks ago 🤦‍♀️ Anyway, that was from our concert in Córdoba, Spain with @harpandkanun last month! Shows in all other countries of our European tour got cancelled for the second year in a row (there’s no emoji sad enough to depict how we felt about that

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..). BUT, the good news is, cultural events are finally resuming in France (masked, sitted, seats spaced out) and I will be back with CONCERTS IN MY HOMELAND NEXT WEEK!!…

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Taken in the middle of sound check

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Letting it sink in that there will soon be actual humans in this room 🤯🤩️ These have been our first concerts together in 15 months (we had been stuck in…

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Harkan is back!! WE ARE TOURING SPAIN NEXT WEEK

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Info I haven’t shared this on social media before because we've had to overcome so many obstacles to make these concerts happen (no, really. It would take a book…) that…

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My Future – Billie Eilish

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Warming up while in residency at the Theatre de la Pergola of Bordeaux yesterday. Here are two versions of Billie Eilish's song My Future! 1 : Emo harp and voice.…

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Cyr Wheel and Harp

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Hypnotic content alert ! I improvised this new piece for the amazing Cyr Wheel artist @circusman_alexis. Catch the full performance on YouTube channel "Circusman Alexis" ! Filmed by Romain Guilhem at…

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A rare sighting in times of pandemic… A stage!

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These days just getting to set up on a stage again, even without a live audience, is quite emotional... so here's a picture of my harp on stage yesterday. ———————————–…

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A year ago today, we premiered Carlos Mejía’s Concerto for harp and orchestra in the Caribbean with the Camerata Caribensis

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... And I almost had a heart attack when I saw how the harp was going to be transported to the venue. Spoiler alert: the harp made it alive (swipe…

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A batch of new arrangements have been published!

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They are available for order through our website: https://ensembletraversees.com/en/shop ———————————– Mes bouclettes emmêlées voulaient juste vous dire que de nombreux nouveaux arrangements viennent d’être publiés ! Pour commander, rendez vous…

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Just released a new music video!

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"Paris Parapluie" it's a beautiful brand new piece for solo harp written by British composer Paul Lewis. Watch it on YouTube at this ling https://youtu.be/-3zLm-dJDeA or on the "videos" page!…

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Tango Time!

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This Tango is the first movement from Carlos Parada’s brand new Latino-American Suite for harp and sax! I should have been on a plane to Colombia this week, where we would…

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Recording in the empty streets of Paris…

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The video is coming out soon -- can't wait to share!! Shot by @chloemazuel on a gorgeous @salviharpsofficial Minerva Gold harp from @instrumentariumparis Il n'y a pas si longtemps, il…

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We celebrated World Harp Day by performing in a marathon livestream (over 7 hours!) of performances by harpists from all around the world

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I played from France, Mohamed-Amine from Tunisia, and the incredible Alexander Boldachev live streamed the whole thing from Switzerland! Gotta do what you gotta do to keep the show going…

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Missed us? Cause we’re BACK!!

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We’ll be playing our first concert in front of a live audience in 6 months TOMORROW!! Friday 28 August, 8:30pm, Arcachon, France. Huge venue; Well spaced-out seats; Masks mandatory; Hand sanitizer on site… We’re…

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We have a new website for Ensemble Traversées!

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Have a look at the new website of our chamber ensemble, www.ensembletraversees.com ! For musicians, some of our arrangements are available as pdf orders and we will add more soon!…

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Article in Harp Column Magazine

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Harp Column always has the best advice, so I can only encourage you to listen to what they say and go watch all the videos on my YouTube channel! Check out…

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Like many artists, I have spent the past week…

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... trying to find ways of somehow making the concerts I had planned in Europe and Asia this month go ahead, from modifying travel itineraries to comply with ever-changing recommendations…

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Lovely reviews of Farha by Le Quotidien and Tunivisions

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Watch Farha on Youtube: https://youtu.be/_4ZZrtd5o2Q -------------- Merci Le Quotidien et Tunivisions pour ces articles si positifs sur le nouveau clip d'Harkan !! "Farha" est sorti sur YouTube: https://youtu.be/_4ZZrtd5o2Q

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En route to Limoges !

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Limoges, we're coming for you! Playing with flute and bassoon tonight at 8pm, swipe right for details. ------------ Concert en trio flute, basson et harpe pour Haute-Vienne en Scènes ce…

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Harkan’s new music video is finally here!!

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Our new track is called “Farha”, which means “joy” in Arabic. We really hope it will make you feel just that!! ️ . Mohamed-Amine Kalai rocks the oriental kanun, Lotfi…

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Happy 2020 ! Starting the year with Godefroid

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I hope it brings you much joy, peace, and fulfillment! Here's a little blast from the past to start the year. Playing Felix Godefroid's Etude de Concert in Paris back…

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Recording a Christmas special

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The special Christmas Eve show that we recorded with Camerata Camerensis for Canal 4 in the Dominican Republic is about to air! Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas Eve! ----------------…

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Back to winter and emotionally-charged music

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... for yesterday's solo recital in France. --------------- Retour à l'hiver -- et à de la musique très sérieuse à en croire mon expression sur cette photo de mon récital…

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Cumbia-time! A short extract from the 3rd movement of Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga’s new harp concerto!

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In this 3rd movement, we're talking revisited traditional Colombian dance rhythms, baroque-style intros and timpani solos among other surprises. I had a lot of fun getting to premiere this gorgeous…

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Sharing a fragment from the end of the second movement of Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga’s new harp concerto!

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So happy to be sharing another snippet from Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga’s new harp concerto, Solstice Lunaire! Many thanks to @sibelle_marquez for this video from our concert with the Camerata…

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A few snippets from Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga’s new concerto for harp and orchestra, “Solstice Lunaire”

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This is the 1st mvt cadenza, from our concert with the @cameratacaribensis in Santo Domingo two weeks ago! Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga finished this concerto back in October, and this…

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Our last pedagogical show of 2019 is in the books!

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. . What a run it’s been… See you in 2020 for more juvenile rave parties!! 🤘😎 (Just kidding, this is a perfectly age-appropriate show, I would never deliberately get…

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Thank you Limoges for having us this weekend!

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  Memories from our flute-bassoon-harp trio concert last Sunday. ----------- Merci Limoges pour l'accueil ce week-end! Petit souvenir de notre concert en trio flute, basson et harpe au Temple de…

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Interviews on “De Extremo A Extremo” and Independencia FM

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We have been discussing tonight's new concerto for harp and orchestra by Carlos Mejía's. Can't wait to perform it in Santo Domingo  in a couple of hours! -------------- Promocionando nuestro concierto…

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Morning shows are tough…

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When they figure out your accent within the first sentence... 🤣 Trying to promote Carlos Mejía's new harp concerto and tomorrow's concert with the @cameratacaribensis on @sintesisdo ️ --------------- Concierto…

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Very disco set at the TV studio today

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. ... And some definitely not disco live harp music! ‐----------- Ambiance disco au studio TV aujourd'hui pour aller avec un live de harpe pas disco du tout 🤣

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Hi from the Dominican Republic!

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I am very excited to be performing Carlos Andrés Mejía's brand new concerto for harp and orchestra next Wednesday in Santo Domingo with the @cameratacaribensis! --------------- Hola amigos de República…

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First rehearsal of a new harp concerto today!

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Gearing up for a concert in Manizales this Friday with the Orchestra of Caldas (premiering a new harp concerto!) and, in a completely different style, a performance in Cúcuta on…

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Back in Colombia next week for a world premiere!

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I am beyond thrilled to announce that I'll be back in Colombia next week for the world premiere of a brand new concerto for harp and orchestra, "Solstice Lunaire" by…

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The tour continues

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... Three pedagogical shows+concerts down and three more to go this week! Playing in Le Thillot today, La Bresse tomorrow and Metz on Saturday. ------------- La tournée du Nord/Est continue...!…

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My new video, “Concerto pour une voix” is out!

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Here’s a little behind the scenes from the shoot (trying to find a way to decently light the gorgeous yet MASSIVE Abbey of Guitres with 3 little spots!). Check out…

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Playing in Eygurande tonight

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Anyone in Dordogne? We're playing near you tonight and we've got a great flute-bassoon-harp trio program lined up!

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Playing in spectacular Le Moulleau, France, tonight!

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... Once we've managed to get the harp up all these stairs that is!! ------------------- Concert à 21h ce soir dans la magnifique église du Moulleau ! L'entrée est libre…

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Setting up before yesterday night’s concert

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Thank you Festival de Vanxains for the extra full house! --------------- Moment de calme avant l'ouverture des portes au festival de Vanxains hier soir. Merci à tous pour la salle…

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Concert time in Lourdes! HarpS and fluteS are ready!

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Thank you for having us, Lourdes! We will be moving on from the Pyrénées to Dordogne in the morning for a trio concert at the festival of Vanxains tomorrow night!…

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Opening La Saison Bleue festival with Harkan

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Thank you La Saison Bleue for having us on the opening night ! Wonderful way to kick off the summer ! ------------------ En ouverture de la Saison Bleue avec Harkan…

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“A Spring in Paris” with chamber orchestra part 2

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Playing Boieldieu's Harp Concerto, Debussy's Dances and a very special arrangement of Carmen's Habanera that was sure to make the audience dance on their seats with the Caribbean Chamber Orchestra. I…

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“A Spring in Paris” with chamber orchestra part 1

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Playing Boieldieu's Harp Concerto, Debussy's Dances and a very special arrangement of Carmen's Habanera that was sure to make the audience dance on their seats with the Caribbean Chamber Orchestra. I…

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About to face off thousands of teenagers

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Good morning!! We've got 4 harps and 18 flutes and our duo is about to face off thousands of teenagers... We'll be doing two special concerts + Q&A sessions for…

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About last night’s concert

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Thanks Baurech for the warm welcome back to France! ------------------ Hier soir en Aquitaine ! Merci Baurech pour l'accueil chaleureux de retour en France !

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On 97.7 FM for a fun Spanish radio show

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En el programa de radio "Besos y abrazos con Raquely Jose" estación 97.7fm para hablar de nuestro concierto Una Primavera en París, jueves 9 de mayo en la capilla de…

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Concert time !

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Here's a picture from yesterday's chamber music concert in central France!

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Sheherazade – The Other Night, part 2

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Premiere of Samir Ferjani's new opera in Sousse. This time on the electric harp -- yes, your eyes are not deceiving you!! Arguably just as much levers-moving than actual notes-producing...…

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Wonderful day at l’Accordeur ️

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We had a wonderful time performing a crossover program at L'Accordeur in St-Denis-De-Pile yesterday! ----------------------- Un grand merci à la ville de St-Denis-De-Pile et à L'Accordeur de nous avoir si…

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Haaaaave you met Kamel?

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(My kamele n'goni that is!) We're crossing this little desert and coming to you very soon! 🐪 The Kamele n'goni (or kamalengoni) is a modern variation of the traditional six…

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We’ve got a new website for Harkan!

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Check out www.harpkanun.com ! -------------- Nouveau site web pour notre groupe de musiques du monde méditerranéennes "Harkan" ! Allez jeter un coup d'œil à www.harpkanun.com !

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Flamenco!! (On the harp and qanun…!)

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Here is an extract from our Tunisian Live Session in Sidi Bou Said. We are playing Asturias by Albeniz (don't be fooled by the title that was given to this…

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Late night studio sessions

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When you're too tired to stand up, but jamming? I mean, yes sure, that's fine! ------------------ Sessions nocturnes ! Quand on est trop fatigués tenir debout, mais jouer ? Bien…

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Recording studio afternoon for label ArtEnsemble

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Last time I came here was exactly 3 years ago (!!) and we recorded a little Autumn lullaby (Nana, online here : https://youtu.be/szUxmJElHMk). Now I'm off to very melodramatically contemplate the…

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Violin and harp recital for Octobre Musical

A snap from our duo concert at the Octobre Musical festival with Russian violinist Vera Ait-Tahar.

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Back in Tunisia for three concerts next week!

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- Monday 15 October, 8pm at the Russian Cultural Center - Tuesday 16 October, 8pm at the Acropolium (festival Octobre Musical de Carthage) - Wednesday 17 October, 8:30pm at Ennejma…

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My first live interview in Arabic…

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I won't say I panicked, but I won't say I didn't either 🤣 Thank you Shems FM for having me and for handling my language issues so gracefully! ------------------- Ma…

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DEIRIN, my new music video, has been released!

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  Back in January, I promised a different music style in each and every one of my monthly videos this year… Well this last one certainly is a change of…

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On Tunisian National TV

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Thank you for having me today, Télévision Tunisienne! It was a pleasure to be back! ---------------------- Merci la Nationale 1 pour l'accueil aujourd'hui ! Toujours un plaisir de venir parler…

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Summer and Latin America; a perfect combo!

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Playing Andean music on Quena flute and harp. --------------- L'été et l'Amérique latine sont clairement faits l'un pour l'autre ! En duo avec flûte kena

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Who else loves ragtime? My new music video is out on YouTube!

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This "French Rag" was written by talented young composer Matthieu Vinel. Full video here: https://youtu.be/W6UjxoaFqdE Many thanks to Philippe Henry for his sound design, to David Desgardin for the beautiful…

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Off to a little French tour !

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We're kicking things off tonight with a flute and harp recital in Le Pizou! So glad to be back in beautiful Dordogne! ️Dates for the rest of the week: Bouliac…

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In Paris? Come hear Debussy’s masterful concertino for harp and orchestra, “Danses Sacrée et Profane”!

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Concert on Sunday!! Auditorium Rostropovitch (222 rue de Courcelles, 75017). Entry is free if you book through +33 1 47 64 98 99 ---------------- Si vous êtes à Paris, venez écouter…

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Thank you Babnet for covering our new song Zin Ezin!

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Article on Zin Ezin on Babnet! Watch the music video here https://youtu.be/as6X-pSRFiY or on the "videos" page of this website! -------------------- Grand merci à Babnet pour l'article sur Zin Ezin…

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At RTCI radio in Tunis

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Had a wonderful time at RTCI radio! Thanks for having us around to discuss our new song "زين الزين" Zin Ezin. Check out the music video here : https://youtu.be/as6X-pSRFiY

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If anyone is in Morocco, come see us in concert in:

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Tanger tomorrow (Monday 12 Feb), Rabat (Tuesday 13 Feb), Casablanca (Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 Feb) or Marrakech (Saturday 17 Feb)! We'll play French music I really love!! Details and…

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The Skyfall Scores Saga

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In 2014, Myriam and I recorded a flute & harp cover of James Bond theme song Skyfall by Adele (it's on YouTube here: https://youtube/30EhGIy5fu4). We've been trying ever since to…

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Nine of our arrangements for flute and harp are now available for purchase online through Profs Edition!

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You can find the scores here: https://www.profs-edition.com/auteurs/maia_darme ------------------- Neuf de nos arrangements pour duo flûte et harpe sont maintenant disponible à la vente en ligne par le biais de Profs…

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A funny snap from our concert in Algiers…

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Busy figuring out my hair a few instants away from hitting the first note of Boïeldieu's glorious harp concerto at the Algiers Opera House during the 8th edition of the…

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Happy New Year’s Eve from a retirement home

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Heartbreaking to realize how lonely the holidays can be for some, but also a heart-warming reminder of how easily joy can be spread. Here's to a hopeful start to 2017!

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Fenders in the desert… Making music in Niger!

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Quick check-in from Niger, where I have had the joy to meet and play with fantastic musicians in Niamey, Adagez and the surrounding rural areas. More on this later!

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Like musicians on the last day of a tour

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.. we're fine (sort of)! Morocco, you were a blast! Comme des musiciens dans leur état naturel Merci le Maroc et à bientôt! Thalla frasek!

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Disassembling the harp before restoration

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Warning: graphic video including violent (but unfortunately very necessary) content! The wonderful Alexandre Budin flew out from Paris to help me with the last stage of the restoration of Tunisia'…

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