ALFAIA / Dialogue between Celtic, Spanish and Arabic musical cultures

Verónica CODESAL (Galicia), Elvira SERRANO (Spain) & Adil BENHSAIN (Morocco)

© Hans Pauwels
Carried by the suave voice of Verónica CODESAL (Ialma), the warm sounds of Adil BENHSAIN’s oud and viola, the nobleness of Elvira SERRANO’s cello, and supported by various ancestral percussive instruments, ALFAIA takes us to the farthest reaches of the world where music rhymes with evasion, languor, feast and bewitchment.

We close our eyes and let go…

And so begins a marvelous sonic adventure that meanders, in a completely surprising and unprecedented way, between Galicia, Spain and the Maghreb, in a repertoire of traditional music and songs, mixed with fine classical touches and reinterpreted in very personal tonalities.

A beautiful way to make us discover the immense richness of the benevolent meeting of cultures that are not so far from each other.

From moving vocal crossings to mystical lyricism, Verónica CODESAL’s voice and Adil BENHSAIN and Elvira SERRANO’s music are combined with talent, finesse and happiness.

It’s beautiful, it’s delicate, it’s luminous.

A production of asbl SceneOff vzw based on an original idea by La Première – RTBF / Le Monde est un Village / Didier Mélon


Verónica CODESAL: voice and percussion

Elvira SERRANO : cello and voice

Adil BENHSAIN: oud, viola, voice and percussion

In collaboration with Muziekpublique

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Eglise Notre-Dame de la Visitation
Rue du Sart, 20 - 6222 Villers-la-Ville (Belgium)

As part of La Fête de la Musique’s program

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Square du Vieux Tilleul
Square du Vieux Tilleul - 1050 Ixelles/Bruxelles (Belgium)

As part of “Voix Plurielles” project

Maison 160 de l'Ilôt
Chaussée de Charleroi, 160 - 1060 Bruxelles (Belgium)

As part of Les Festivals de Wallonie’s program – Private concert

Foyer Selah
Boulevard d’Ypres, 28 – 1000 Brussels (Belgium)

As part of Les Festivals de Wallonie’s program – Private concert

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