Ensemble Rhoum El Bakkali

Rhoum El Bakkali and her ensemble return after a successful appearance at the Holland Festival to perform during the Ud Festival. They perform hadra – a mystical musical ritual tradition practised exclusively by women. The women of the ensemble come from the blue-and- white mountain town of Chefchaouen in Morocco, and are renowned for their breathtakingly beautiful voices, the spectacle and rhythms of their performance, and the interplay between the ud and solo singing. They sing poetic songs with a spiritual turn, as their playing builds to a dynamic climax.