STINGRAY DJAZZ PRESENTS: EARTH DAY SPECIAL
APRIL 22 AT 21:00 CEST
With the unprecedented rise in global average temperature, our climate has been one of the most important and hotly debated subjects of the century. With each passing year, celebrating Earth Day around the world becomes increasingly relevant, as it demonstrates our support for environmental protection. Earth Day was celebrated first in 1970, and by now has come to include events coordinated by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. Hence, Stingray DJAZZ invites you to watch the wonderful Moroccan singer-songwriter Oum, whose jazz-inspired music is strongly linked to world music. Let Oum’s performance on April 22 at 21:00 CEST inspire you!
Oum - Music Meeting Festival 2018
THURSDAY, APRIL 22 AT 21:00 CEST
Oum El Ghait Benessahraoui, who is better known as Oum, gives a unique glance at ethnic Morrocan musical esthetics. The singer-songwriter is considered to be the ambassador of Morrocan culture, too. Deeply influenced by gospel, jazz, soul and R&B genres, today Oum mixes more and more African music genres, such as Sufi, Hassani, or Afrobeat. Yet, the singer’s voice still echoes the colours of Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald or Whitney Houston. It is the African American vocal tradition that made a huge impact on Oum since her early days as the singer. Performing from Music Meeting Festival in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Oum charms the stage with an exotic sonic journey to the undiscovered lands of North Africa.