El Azifet

El Azifet

About El Azifet

In March 1992, the award winning violinist and pioneering conservatory director, Amina Srarfi, challenged the all-male hegemony of the instrumental sections of the Rashidiyya and Radio ensembles by forming her own all-female ensemble, El-Azifat. Srarfi's ensemble, whose repertory includes the ma'luf and other traditonal compositions, collectively known as turath, (patrimoin), claims to be 'the first all-female orchestra of Oriental and Tunisian music in Tunisia and in the Arab World as a whole' (anon. 1998). Read more on Last.fm

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