Ayrad (world groove)

Ayrad (world groove)
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Description

Award at Gala de l'ADISQ: "Music Arranger of the Year"

Nomination at Canadian Folk Music Awards: "World Group of the Year".


Top Audience Discovery Artist - Calgary Folk Festival 2016

An original blend of musical styles, songs delivered with energy and verve, combining Andalusian and Berber rhythms, reggae and Moroccan Chaabi grooves, and strains of pop and rock.

Audio

Biography

Singer, guitarist, composer and band leader, Hamza Abouabdelmajid grew up in the medina of Fez, Morocco, before settling in Montreal in 2005. For its part, Annick Beauvais (oboe, vocals) is active on the music scene Montreal for several years on various projects. The musical bond between the two is felt at their first meeting. It emerges in songs carried by the exceptional voice of Hamza (which translates AYRAD Berber language) with unique arrangements for guitar and oboe. After launching the project, Hamza (which means lion in Arabic) decide to give it its own name, but in his translation in Berber language: AYRAD ( (pronounced “hi-e-rad”) .

Soon, new members will be added to the project to tread the scenes and record first demos. The multi-instrumentalists Anit Ghosh (violin, back vocals), Kattam Laraki-Côté (percussion, back vocals), Bertil Schulrabe (drums) and Gabriel Brochu-Lajoie (bass, keyboards, back vocals) come into the picture, each bringing a color different. And that is where lies the uniqueness of now Ayrad.

A cross-cultural music, combining Andalusian and Berber rhythms, reggae and Moroccan Chaabi grooves, and strains pop and rock. A unique blend that draws in adventurous listeners and excites passionate fans of World Music.

Galvanized by the exceptional voice of Hamza, this group of experienced musicians is able to take their songs to the limit, infusing them with a contagious, quasi-magical energy that leaves no audience untouched. Their synergistic power in concert and on disc is absolutely extraordinary.

Highlights
FrancoFolies de Montréal, Edinburgh Mela Festival, Festival du monde arabe de Montréal, Théâtre national Qatar Doha, Festival d'été de Québec, Festival de la Musique de Tremblant, Harrison Festival of the Arts Harrison Hot Springs, Rythmes du monde de Saguenay, Hamilton World Music Festival and more.

Awards and mentions
2016Calgary Folk Festival - Top Audience Discovery Artist
2015 - Galaxie Rising Star winners at Sunfest
2015 - ADISQ Winner: "Music arranger of the year"
2015 - ADISQ nomination: "World music album of the year"
2015 - Folk Music Awards: "World group of the year"
2015 - JUNO nomination: "World music album of the year"
2015 - GAMIQ nomination: "Roots album"
2015 - Indie Acoustic Project nomination: "Best World Music CD"
2015 - Indigenous Music Awards nomination: "Best International Indigenous release"
2012-2013 - Winner of the Prix de la Diversité
2012 - Finalist Mon accès à la scène

Members

- Hamza Abouabdelmajid (Guitar, lead vocal)
- Annick Beauvais (Oboe, back vocals)
- Kattam Laraki-Côté (Percussions, back vocals)
- Anit Ghosh (Violin, back vocals)
- Gabriel Brochu-Lajoie (Bass, double-bass, back vocals)
- Sylvain Plante (Drum)



Booking
Coop Les Faux-Monnayeurs
Annick Beauvais
promo@coopfauxmonnayeurs.com
(514) 312-7142

Upcoming Shows

Booking

26 July 2017, 20h00
Concert de la cité @ Sherbrooke, QC

Sherbrooke, QC, Wednesday 26 July 2017, 20h00

Location: Place de la cité



2 August 2017, 19h30
Festival des belles soirées d’été @ Pointe-Claire, QC

Pointe-Claire, QC, Wednesday 2 August 2017, 19h30

Location: Parc Stewart

Tickets: Information




Archives

9 July 2017, 18h00
Scene@6 @ Ottawa

Ottawa, Sunday 9 July 2017, 18h00

Location: New NAC Atrium

Tickets: Information

Info: Canada Scene Festival presents Festival Scène Canada présente AYRAD Scene@6 / Scène@6 July 9 juillet, 6 PM / 18 h New NAC Atrium / Nouvel Atrium du CNA FREE / Gratuit



8 July 2017, 19h00
Opening event of the Weekends du monde @ Montreal

Montreal, Saturday 8 July 2017, 19h00

Location: Jean Drapeau Park

Tickets: Information



7 July 2017, 20h00
Place Rawdon @ Rawdon

Rawdon, Friday 7 July 2017, 20h00

Location: Place Rawdon

Info: Free concert for the public



6 July 2017, 19h30
Verdun en scène @ Montreal

Montreal, Thursday 6 July 2017, 19h30

Location: Parc de West Vancouver - Quartier Île des Soeurs

Tickets: Information



27 June 2017, 14h00
Fêtons la diversité @ Montreal

Montreal, Tuesday 27 June 2017, 14h00

Location: corner of Clark and De Montigny

Tickets: Information (in French only)



8 April 2017, 20h00
Maison de la culture Mercier @ Montréal

Montréal, Saturday 8 April 2017, 20h00

Location: Maison de la culture Mercier

Tickets: Coming soon



25 March 2017, 00h00
Musée national du Bardo @ Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia, Saturday 25 March 2017, 00h00

Location: Musée national du Bardo

Tickets: By invitation only



24 March 2017, 00h00
Musée national du Bardo @ Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia, Friday 24 March 2017, 00h00

Location: Musée national du Bardo

Tickets: By invitation only



22 March 2017, 19h00
Théatre Mohammed V @ Rabat, Morrocco

Rabat, Morrocco, Wednesday 22 March 2017, 19h00

Location: Théâtre national Mohammed V

Tickets: By invitation only



26 January 2017, 19h30
Chapelle du Collège Saint-Sacrement @ Terrebonne

Terrebonne, Thursday 26 January 2017, 19h30

Location: 901 rue saint-louis



18 November 2016, 18h00
CINARS official Showcase @ Montréal

Montréal, Friday 18 November 2016, 18h00

Location: Monument-National

Info: 25 min.



12 November 2016, 20h00
Vieux bureau de poste @ Saint-Romuald

Saint-Romuald, Saturday 12 November 2016, 20h00

Tickets: Here



5 November 2016, 20h00
Church St Jax Montreal @ Montreal

Montreal, Saturday 5 November 2016, 20h00

Location: salle Le Sanctuaire

Info: Free Doors open at : 19h30



15 October 2016, 21h00
Vitrine des musiques locales métissées, show de clôture @ Montreal

Montreal, Saturday 15 October 2016, 21h00

Location: Astral

Tickets: Here



14 August 2016, 19h00
Festival des Traditions du Monde @ Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, Sunday 14 August 2016, 19h00

Location: Scène Loto-Québec



13 August 2016, 19h30
FALLA @ Montréal

Montréal, Saturday 13 August 2016, 19h30

Location: TOHU



9 August 2016, 19h30
Place de la Francophonie @ Gatineau (secteur Hull)

Gatineau (secteur Hull), Tuesday 9 August 2016, 19h30

Location: Place de la Francophonie, 1, rue Wellington

Tickets: 819-243-8000

Info: Free



6 August 2016, 18h00
Regina Folk Festival @ Regina (SK)

Regina (SK), Saturday 6 August 2016, 18h00

Tickets: Here



31 July 2016, 22h00
Canmore Folk Music Festival @ Canmore (AB)

Canmore (AB), Sunday 31 July 2016, 22h00



30 July 2016, 19h30
Hornby Festival Society @ Hornby Island (BC)

Hornby Island (BC), Saturday 30 July 2016, 19h30

Location: at the Farm



28 July 2016, 20h00
The 39 Days of July @ Duncan (BC)

Duncan (BC), Thursday 28 July 2016, 20h00



27 July 2016, 19h00
The Fernie Arts Station @ Fernie (BC)

Fernie (BC), Wednesday 27 July 2016, 19h00



24 July 2016, 12h50
Calgary Folk Music Festival @ Calgary (AB)

Calgary (AB), Sunday 24 July 2016, 12h50



23 July 2016, 13h50
Calgary Folk Music Festival @ Calgary (AB)

Calgary (AB), Saturday 23 July 2016, 13h50



21 July 2016, 19h30
Les jeudis en spectacle @ Brossard

Brossard, Thursday 21 July 2016, 19h30



17 July 2016, 15h00
Festival Maghrébin @ Laval

Laval, Sunday 17 July 2016, 15h00



15 July 2016, 20h45
MOSAÏQ @ Moncton (NB)

Moncton (NB), Friday 15 July 2016, 20h45



12 July 2016, 19h00
Concerts Campbell @ Montréal, Lasalle

Montréal, Lasalle , Tuesday 12 July 2016, 19h00

Location: Parc J.D.-Ducharme



11 July 2016, 19h00
Concerts Campbell @ Montréal, Plateau-Mont-Royal

Montréal, Plateau-Mont-Royal , Monday 11 July 2016, 19h00

Location: Parc Sir Wilfrid-Laurier



10 July 2016, 20h30
Québec-Maghreb, la grande fête @ Montréal

Montréal, Sunday 10 July 2016, 20h30



9 July 2016, 12h00
Kultrún World Music Festival @ Kitchener (ON)

Kitchener (ON), Saturday 9 July 2016, 12h00



5 July 2016, 19h00
Concerts Campbell @ Montréal, Saint-Léonard

Montréal, Saint-Léonard, Tuesday 5 July 2016, 19h00

Location: Parc Wilfrid-Bastien



23 June 2016, 22h00
Fête de la St-Jean @ Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Thursday 23 June 2016, 22h00

Location: Auberge Festive Sea Shack



3 June 2016, 18h00
Le Rift @ Ville-Marie

Ville-Marie, Friday 3 June 2016, 18h00



2 June 2016, 17h00
Festival des guitares du monde @ Rouyn-Noranda

Rouyn-Noranda, Thursday 2 June 2016, 17h00



14 May 2016, 20h00
Théâtre du Marais @ Val-Morin

Val-Morin, Saturday 14 May 2016, 20h00

Tickets: here



1 April 2016, 19h30
Centre de loisirs St-Laurent @ Ville St-Laurent

Ville St-Laurent, Friday 1 April 2016, 19h30

Location: 1375 Grenet



19 February 2016, 20h30
Café-théâtre Côté-Cour @ Jonquière

Jonquière, Friday 19 February 2016, 20h30

Tickets: Here



12 February 2016, 20h00
Centre culturel @ Weedon

Weedon, Friday 12 February 2016, 20h00

Tickets: Here



11 February 2016, 20h00
Théâtre Centennial @ Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, Thursday 11 February 2016, 20h00

Tickets: Here



26 January 2016, 19h30
Ayrad at the Chapelle du Collège Saint-Sacrement @ Terrebonne

Terrebonne, Tuesday 26 January 2016, 19h30

Location: Chapelle du Collège Saint-Sacrement

Tickets: Free



12 December 2015, 20h00
Ptit bonheur @ St-Camille

St-Camille, Saturday 12 December 2015, 20h00

Location: Ptit bonheur

Tickets: Here



3 December 2015, 20h00
Le Carré 150 @ Victoriaville

Victoriaville, Thursday 3 December 2015, 20h00

Tickets: Here



28 November 2015, 20h00
Auditorium Montignac @ Lac-Mégantic

Lac-Mégantic, Saturday 28 November 2015, 20h00

Tickets: http://www.comiteculturelmegantic.com/services.html



27 November 2015, 20h00
Maison de la culture Montréal-Nord @ Montréal

Montréal, Friday 27 November 2015, 20h00



15 November 2015, 14h00
Centre culturel @ Verdun

Verdun, Sunday 15 November 2015, 14h00

Tickets: Here



16 October 2015, 20h00
Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson @ Shawinigan

Shawinigan, Friday 16 October 2015, 20h00

Tickets: Here



26 September 2015, 16h00
Bibliothèque de Pierrefonds @ Montréal

Montréal, Saturday 26 September 2015, 16h00



5 September 2015, 17h30
Fête de la Musique de Tremblant @ Tremblant

Tremblant, Saturday 5 September 2015, 17h30



29 August 2015, 16h30
Edinburgh Mela Festival @ Édimbourg (UK)

Édimbourg (UK), Saturday 29 August 2015, 16h30



19 August 2015, 19h00
Programme Hors-les-Murs @ Montréal

Montréal, Wednesday 19 August 2015, 19h00

Location: Parc François-Perrault



19 August 2015, 12h00
Concert midi @ Centre-ville Montréal

Centre-ville Montréal , Wednesday 19 August 2015, 12h00



16 August 2015, 12h00
Programmation estivale (ROSEQ) @ Rimouski

Rimouski, Sunday 16 August 2015, 12h00



14 August 2015, 20h00
Festi'Week-ends @ Laval

Laval, Friday 14 August 2015, 20h00



13 August 2015, 20h00
Les jeudis du monde @ Repentigny, QC

Repentigny, QC, Thursday 13 August 2015, 20h00

Location: Parc de l'Île-Lebel



9 August 2015, 20h30
Aux vieux treuil (ROSEQ) @ îles de la madeleine

îles De La Madeleine, Sunday 9 August 2015, 20h30



8 August 2015, 14h15
Festival Bout du monde @ Gaspé

Gaspé , Saturday 8 August 2015, 14h15

Tickets: On site



6 August 2015, 20h00
Le Naufrageur @ Carleton-sur-Mer

Carleton-sur-Mer, Thursday 6 August 2015, 20h00

Location: Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur



1 August 2015, 19h00
Rythmes du monde Saguenay @ Chicoutimi

Chicoutimi, Saturday 1 August 2015, 19h00



29 July 2015, 19h45
Sur les airs de Chambly @ Chambly, QC

Chambly, QC, Wednesday 29 July 2015, 19h45

Location: Parc des Ateliers



19 July 2015, 18h30
Mondial des cultures @ Drummondville

Drummondville , Sunday 19 July 2015, 18h30



18 July 2015, 18h00
Festival d'été de Québec @ Québec

Québec, Saturday 18 July 2015, 18h00

Location: Place d'Youville



17 July 2015, 20h25
Hamilton World Music Festival @ Hamilton (ON)

Hamilton (ON), Friday 17 July 2015, 20h25



15 July 2015, 20h00
Kicking Horse Culture @ Golden (BC)

Golden (BC), Wednesday 15 July 2015, 20h00



13 July 2015, 20h00
Music in the Park @ Creston (BC)

Creston (BC), Monday 13 July 2015, 20h00



11 July 2015, 20h00
Harrison Festival of the Arts @ Harrison Hot Spring (BC)

Harrison Hot Spring (BC), Saturday 11 July 2015, 20h00



10 July 2015, 17h00
Sunfest @ London (ON)

London (ON), Friday 10 July 2015, 17h00



9 July 2015, 20h00
Sunfest @ London (ON)

London (ON), Thursday 9 July 2015, 20h00



7 July 2015, 19h30
Les mardis du monde @ Gatineau

Gatineau, Tuesday 7 July 2015, 19h30



1 July 2015, 13h30
Canada Day @ Toronto

Toronto, Wednesday 1 July 2015, 13h30

Location: Harbour front center



20 June 2015, 20h00
Francofolies @ Montréal

Montréal, Saturday 20 June 2015, 20h00

Location: Scène Hydro-Québec



20 June 2015, 18h00
Francofolies @ Montréal

Montréal, Saturday 20 June 2015, 18h00

Location: Scène Hydro-Québec



13 June 2015, 23h30
Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac @ Tadoussac

Tadoussac, Saturday 13 June 2015, 23h30

Location: Site Belle Gueule (Auberge)



12 June 2015, 22h00
Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac @ Tadoussac

Tadoussac, Friday 12 June 2015, 22h00

Location: Site Belle Gueule (Auberge)



10 April 2015, 20h00
Neruda Arts @ Kitchener (ON)

Kitchener (ON), Friday 10 April 2015, 20h00

Location: Boathouse Restaurant and Music House

Tickets: On site



28 March 2015, 21h00
Festival du maghreb @ Montréal

Montréal, Saturday 28 March 2015, 21h00

Location: Théâtre Fairmount (ex Cabaret du Mile-End)

Tickets: On site



27 March 2015, 20h00
Cabaret Juste-Là @ Montréal

Montréal, Friday 27 March 2015, 20h00

Location: Maison de la Culture Ahuntsic



23 March 2015, 20h30
Théâtre national Qatar @ Doha (Qatar)

Doha (Qatar), Monday 23 March 2015, 20h30

Tickets: Free



13 March 2015, 20h00
JUNO Fest @ Hamilton (ON)

Hamilton (ON), Friday 13 March 2015, 20h00

Tickets: On site



7 March 2015, 20h00
Belle et Bum @ Montréal

Montréal, Saturday 7 March 2015, 20h00



17 February 2015, 21h15
Showcase à RIDEAU @ Québec

Québec, Tuesday 17 February 2015, 21h15

Location: Impérial

Tickets: On site



11 February 2015, 20h00
TBA @ Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, Wednesday 11 February 2015, 20h00



28 October 2014, 20h00
Festival du monde arabe- Spectacle et lancement d'album @ Montréal

Montréal, Tuesday 28 October 2014, 20h00

Location: Cabaret du Mile-end

Tickets: On site