Jazz à Juan - 11-20 Juillet 2014
July, Saturday 21 - 8:30 PM

Dhafer Youssef

The 1970s brought their share of « guitar heroes », gifted players of six-string models. Dhafer Youssef is himself an « oud hero » of today, wielding his instrument like a rock star. Between East and West, this singer and talented player of the oud (Arabian guitar inspired by the lyre) plays through his music the links uniting traditional sounds and contemporary jazz. A self-taught musician, a vocalist reaching supernatural heights (he initially trained his voice by playing with echoes on the walls of the hammam opposite his home in Téboulba, Tunisia), he embodies above all a successful fusion of Sufi song, Arabian music, jazz, electro and other currents of the world music scene.

Dhafer Youssef has multiple influences, citing in turn Bach, Arvo Pärt, Tchaikovsky and Carmina Burana by Carl Orff; but also and especially Miles Davis: « He is my absolute master, even if we don’t play the same instrument. I admire his playing and compositions just as much as I admire his incredible ability to discover and gather different talents, to make them work together ». Among his noteworthy collaborations, there are duets with Paolo Fresu, Nguyên Lê, Bugge Wesseltoft and Omar Sosa. Thanks to his album Diwan Of Beauty And Odd (2016), offering a most seductive duality, he has proven himself one of the most innovative musicians of the past decade. This journey in Juan promises to be enchanting, fusional, unique and full of emotions…

Rates for the evening of July 21st
Gold Zone : 125€
1st Category : 100€
2nd Category : 80€
3rd Category : 60€ / 30€(reduced rate)
4th Category : 40€ / 20€ (reduced rate)
Adresses et contacts
Office de Tourisme de Juan les Pins :
60, chemin des Sables
06160 Juan-les-Pins
Tél : +33 (0) - Fax : +33 (0)
Office de Tourisme d'Antibes :
42 avenue Robert Soleau
06600 Antibes
Tél : +33 (0) - Fax : +33 (0)