Bachar-Mar-Khalifé | Music of the World

Tuesday August 1  9.00 PM / Church | Saint-Chamassy

Music of the World

Ya Balad

Song, piano

Bachar Mar-Khalifé is a French Lebanese singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist.He graduated from the Conservatory of Paris and worked with conductors Lorin Maazel, James Gaffigan as well as with the Orchestre national de France and the Ensemble intercontemporain. He has collaborated on many projects that fuse jazz, world music, electronic and hip-hop with artists as diverse as Bojan Z, Carl Craig, Francesco Tristano, Murcof or Kery James.
Born in war-torn Lebanon, he is the son of the legendary Eastern-Lute player Marcel Khalifé, and the Brother of Rami Khalifé (a member of the band Aufgang).
Ya Balad (translates as “Oh Country”) is a projection of Bachar’s childhood memories and the paths of exile, mainly sung in Arabic as an open letter to Lebanon, his native country.
"Ya Balad is Utopia, my country of memories and dreams, something that does not exist, that I destroy".