Mohamed Bajeddoub


Mohamed Bajeddoub
Master of andalousian tarab
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Mohamed Bajeddoub was born in 1945 in Safi. He early showed great interest for traditional music, especially for arab-andalusian music and for religious singing as well. He first learnt the roots of this art at Zawiya school. At the age of sixteen, he started to learn with the great late master Sidi Said Qadiri in Salé and with the master Mohamed Tbayek in Marrakech.
Two years later, Bajeddoub's talent caught the attention of the great Master Haj driss Benjelloun, who was then the chairman of the arab-andalusian music lovers association. Mohamed was afterwards introduced to the conductor Labrih and to the master Haj Abdelkrim Raïs.

These great masters of arab-andalusian music encouraged him to develop and foster his art in "Mawal style". As an accomplished musician, he is now part of them.

The orchestra of the Al-âla music (which literally means "music instrument" or "instrumental interpretation") often includes a violin, a rabat, an oud, a cello, a viola and some percussions. The style particularly peaks in the region of Fès.

In Morocco, the arab-andalusian music, which is performed in Oujda and Rabat, is called "gharnati". This same word refers to all the classical songbook of Tlemcen in Algeria. This music spread over a part of Morocco, following the migration of jewish populations and algerian polulations, which moved to Morocco in the early XXth century. In these regions, algerian noubas, that is sixteen suites among which four are unfinished , are still performed. The singing is shared between a solist singer and the musicians. The songbook of Gharnati music also includes few shorters pieces.


Hangar 23 - Rouen (FR), Maison de la culture d'Amiens (FR), Les Orientales (FR), Palais des Beaux Arts - Bruxelles (BE), Abu Dhabi Theater, etc...

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