Far from musical stereotypes, the two brothers Amine and Hamza wonders Tunisian Mraihi brandish their instruments as a sign of invitation to travel and dream in a world where borders and geographical barriers are removed.
One of the oud, kanun to the other, they were very early introduced to Tunisian music and Eastern and opened their ears and heart to the various sounds from elsewhere. Their music is a continuous search for new experiences and rhythmic fusions of various musical influences. Fluid in their game, because of unexpected turns, the meditative aspect, even nostalgic compositions, dialogues to nuance rather lively or energetic solos. Sincere and spontaneous, their inspiration is deeply rooted in maqam, Andalusian or melancholy in turns calms down in phrasings more ethereal. Loans to Indian music or Anatolian further enrich the range of emotions and stamps between gasps subtle strings, accents more spiritual or impetuous rides.
Amine and Hamza led several projects with musicians from many musical backgrounds that allowed them to occur on the most prestigious stages: Kennedy Center in Washington, Cairo Opera House, the Theatre of the Medina of Beirut, the International Festival the Medina of Tunis which they assured the opening in 2003, the Jerash Festival in Jordan, the International Festival of Hammamet, the Festival of Carthage; Fierra mediteranea Spain; Oriental music festival in Denmark; Arab World Festival of Montreal …
They have seven albums to their credit: Ala Mar Azaman (Laika-Records, Germany, 2003), He Hounak (Arion, France, 2004), Asfar (Arion, France, 2005) Things may change (Arion, France, 2006 ), Mani Nesi (Samaa, 2007), and Perpetual Motion Tunifunk (Arion, France, 2009).
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