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Moh Alileche

September 9, 2017
9:00 pm
Ashkenaz

Doors at 8:30 pm; Show at 9 pm Tickets are $15 Day of Show / $12 Advance / $12 Students / $10 Seniors Ashkenaz is all ages all the time! Moh Alileche's music celebrates the culture he was born into - the Amazigh (pronounced AM-uh-zeer) people, also known colloquially as Berber - who were North Africa's indigenous inhabitants for thousands of years before Islam and Arab conquest and who still make up one-third of Algeria's population. Alileche grew up in the mountainous Kabylia region of northeast Algeria and began playing music as a child with a single-stringed instrument made from an aluminum can. Now he plays the mondol, a ten-string mandolin-like instrument, and sings. Moving to the East Bay in 1990, he shared both his music and culture, neither given much attention in mainstream America. In addition to original compositions, Alileche and his band perform reworkings of traditional North African Amazigh songs, mixing instrumentals and vocal numbers on an array of topics. Alileche moved to Oregon in 2011, but still makes annual pilgrimages to Ashkenaz.

Ashkenaz

1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
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