This piece for oud, entitled ‘’I La Sadiqui’, is composed and played by the Tunisian Moufadhel Adhoum. It represents an instrumental hymn to friendship, which he usually plays with a group but plays solo on this occasion. In this piece, Moufadhel creates a dialogue between composed and improvised music . The nahawand maqam (or mode) is the core of this composition, eloquently used to play melancholic as well as optimistic melodies. In this way, Moufadhel tells the story of a lost friendship and memories of good old times, followed by a meeting and the hope of renewed friendship.
Image : Rafael Serenellini, Justine vande Walle, Margot Locatelli
Sound : Cédric Plisnier, Kobe Goudeseune
Production : Jacoba Kint, Bee Hugyecz
Technical coordination : Mathieu Alexandre
English translation : Richard Condon