DJAZIA SATOUR DUO
After the release of her album Aswât (voices), Djazia Satour performed more than 70 concerts in France and abroad. The artist explores the heritage of Algerian music. We recognize in her original compositions her influences: indie folk, groove of the sparkling pop, and traditional genres.
His texts, written by his lyricist, refer to the themes of dispossession, exile and wandering (Ida, Taleb Laman, Chouf Elil). It is a call to memory and love that revives the nostalgia of deserted places and lost people (Souâl, Loun Liyam, Yama Tal). These voices reflect the world’ s tumult, whose “melody of the wind” (Neghmat Erriah) mixes “cries and lamentations”. This is why they speak today in Arabic, the language of all songs.
In 2021, the artist extended the stage adventure of this album with a new show. She chose an intimate and minimalist form. Djazia plays the traditional instrument “the bendir” (NorthAfrican percussion) in duet with her pianist, Pierre-Luc Jamain, co-director of her album.After a few tries in 2019 and the first part of Arthur H’s concert at the Olympia, the duo
decided to continue writing the show.
Press extracts :
“Great crush for the first part entrusted to Djazia Satour. The Algerian singer who lives in France brought, from the first minutes of the evening, a beautiful atmosphere of listening and sharing. Her words in Arabic which tell of exile, wandering, freedom, she interprets them with a very beautiful voice, with warmth and generosity” (Ouest-France – 2019)
Djazia Satour is back with new album Aswât (Voices) exploring the algerian legacy in a subtle and original manner. Her unique mix of indie folk and pop- infused groove embraces her heritage and childhood in Algiers to create warm and flavourful music : a mix of 1950s Chaabi with the tribal rhythms of bendirs, elegant melodies from a banjo or a mandole, with deep bass and energetic analog keyboards.
In Aswât,Djazia carries the voices of the voiceless, she tells the stories less told, from a new angle. Depossession, exile and migration(Ida, TalebLaman, Chouf Elil), memories of loved and estranged people and places (Souâl, Loun Liyam,YamaTal). So many voices in the turmoil of our modern world, migrating like birds in a melody of winds (Neghmat Erriah) that carry « screamsand lamentations» so profound that Djazia found the absolute need to tell in her native language, arabic.
With a raw sound and feel, this new project showcases the power of her voice and hymn like melodies that invite us to join her in a brand new world. A world where tradition nourrishes the authenticity of a modern, creative and refreshing artist in a new form of borderless mediterranean folk & pop.
Djazia Satour’s life and career in France started at the end of the 90s as a backup vocalist for the band Gnawa Diffusion, before becoming the voice of MIG, the electro/trip hop band that made her famous (MIG EP, 2001 – Dhikrayat LP, 2004 – Yamatna LP, 2006). In 2010, Djazia self-produced her first solo EP, Klami, and on her first LP Alwane (My Colours) released in 2014, Djazia sang in both Arabic and English, drawing its influences from Arabic music, and african-american music.
She went on to enchant crowds in France and beyond, and share the stage with acts such as Labess, Mashrou’ Leila, Orange Blossom but also had the opportunity of performing in the world-famous festivals of Jazz à Carthage (Tunisia) and L’Boulevard in Casablanca (Morocco). In the fall of 2018, Djazia Satour released her second album ASW T (Voices) and is now on tour.