Hassan El Hadi

Performed in Sofar Toronto

Hassan El Hadi is a singer-songwriter author and accomplished oud (lute) player. Originally from Morocco, he grew up in Marrakech with the sounds of Arab-Berber music. He was inspired by the annual Festival of Popular Arts, the daily rhythms of the Jemaa el Fna square and the many local ceremonies and festivities. Since his arrival in Quebec in 1995, his musical journey led him to compose music that is both original and rooted in tradition, bringing together all the influences of Moroccan music: Combining the energetic and upbeat rhythms of the Berbers to the expressiveness of Arabic music and refinement of Andalusian music.

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