Batuki Music Society & Alliance Francaise Toronto present GROOZ on Sat Nov 16 at 9:00 PM – Alliance Francaise Theatre

Batuki Music Society and the Alliance Francaise present Grooz on Saturday November 16, 2019 at the Alliance Francaise Theatre in Toronto at 9:00 PM. Singer, bass player and guitarist Abdelhak Benmedjebari with his group Grooz, have a knack for electrifying a crowd and bringing them into “an ecstatic trance”. Grooz embodies Algerian grooves that extend the ancestral tradition of Gnawa music by incorporating in it reggae beats, blues and jazzy sounds.

Abdelhak Benmedjebari, chanteur et guitariste de Grooz, est un habitué de la scène. Il accompagnait son père, Maalem Mejbar, et ses oncles, membres de Gaâda Diwan Béchar, deux figures importantes de la culture algérienne. Aujourd’hui, il revisite la tradition gnawa et réinvente la transe à coup de rifs électrisants. Infiltrant le répertoire ancestral avec des sonorités reggae, blues, rock et jazz, Grooz crée un maelström de rythmes hypnotiques et vigoureux, provoquant des mouvements de danse extatique.
Saturday November 16, 2019
Alliance Francaise Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. Toronto
Doors: 8 PM / Concert 9 PM
Advance Tickets: $25 / $13 members / $20 seniors/students / Door: $30
(416) 922 – 2014 x 37
https://bemusednetwork.com/events/detail/668
https://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/culture/events/toronto-events/concerts/grooz-en
https://www.facebook.com/events/527869481298029/
Batuki Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the Alliance Francaise Toronto, Ontario Arts Council and Canadian Heritage.

https://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/culture/events/toronto-events/concerts/grooz-en

 

Batuki Music Society
P.O. Box 68585
360A Bloor St. W.
Toronto, ON
M5S 1X0
“nurturing and strengthening cultural diversity through music and the arts.” 

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