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The Mediterranean, land of songs

This musical cruise about the theme of love and passion in the Mediterranean is presented to you by the trio Amarillys composed of the singer Selima Al khalaf, the pianist Georges Boukoff and the cellist François-Xavier Bigorgne. You will discover wonderful French, Italian, Spanish and Catalan melodies or more Arabic-Andalusian songs of exceptional intensity

The trio will also conjure up the divine passion and the profane songs of the Mediterranean region thru improvised contributions.

Selima Al Khalaf, biography

is an artist interpret singer living in Paris from iraki origin. She was born in Germany where she follows initially courses of Mime, Dance, Theatre and singing. She chooses to come to Paris to improve and studies with the “Ecole Nationale Circus” of Annie Fratellini and Pierre Etaix and singing with Kakoli Sengupta, Gilles Petit,Fusako Kondo , Muriel Stibbe and the famuse Tosca Marmor . A purse of the French Government makes it possible for Selima Al khalaf to continue her studies in France with the CNSMDP (Conservatory Higher National of Music and Dance of Paris) in the classes of the tenor Remy Corazza ,the sopranos C.Eda-Pierre , Rachel Yakar and in the CIP (Conservatory Italian of Paris) with Mr.G. Sirera and Salvo Romeo and with Mrs Ana Raquel Satre for the improvement.

Georges Boukoff, biography

He is a multi-instrumentalist (piano, clarinet, saxophone, percussion) originally from Bulgaria, Russia and Italie , he devoted himself since many years to the creation of musical theatre. "Marrying the theater and the concert, combining the art of the actor and the musician's language tools that poetic texts."


- Si dolce el tormento (Italie)
- Amarilli Mia Bella de Guilio Caccini

- Ay Linda amiga - anonyme espagnol XVIème siècle
- El Rossinyol - chant populaire catalan
- El Canto del Ocells - chant populaire catalan

Suite pour violoncelle seul de Gaspar Cassado
- Prélude
- Sardane
- Intermezzo
- Finale

- Mi Yitneni - chant populaire du Yémen
- La rosa enflorence - chant arabe et andalou
- Yo m’enamori d’un aire - chant populaire séfarade
- Madre en la punta - chant espagnol
- Yerushalayim Shel Zahav - chant hébreux
- Dele Yaman - chant d'Armenie

Durée du programme: 80 minutes

cello and mezzo-soprano

Technical characteristics

  • Public type: general music lovers
  • Type of place: any kind
  • Audience size: 30 to 500
  • Show type: lovely
  • Logistics: stage manager, projectors
  • Required kind of stage: none

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