Khalid Kouhen & Barbara Cadet
@ Pigeon Island, St. Lucia Jazz Festival
6 May 2009
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Khalid Kouhen biography
Percussionist, composer and producer, Khalid Kouhen
was born in Morocco and has lived in France since 1978. Brought
up with the traditional music of Morocco, he opened up to new musical
sounds: Brazilian, African, Afro-Cuban, Indian and Jazz. Playing
a large range of instruments, he has performed with outstanding
musicians such as Archie Shepp, Manu Dibango, Glen Ferris, Marc
Ducret, Syvain Luc, Olivier Ker Ourio, Driss El Maloumi, Pandit
Shankar toname a few. Kouhen has become one of the most talented
tablas players in Europe. He has also run various workshops all
over the world.
Barbara Cadet biography
Barbara Ann Cadet's name is becoming more and more
indelible in the musical tapestry of Saint Lucia. It is not uncommon
for this composer arranger/composer to dedicate extended seasons
to research, development and proper documentation of near extinct
folk theatre music. Her work with poetry and theatre are also worth
noting. Over the past six months she worked with Saint Lucian writer/poet
Adrian Augier to produce two 90minute soundtracks for two productions.
A former head of the Woodwind Department at the Saint Lucia School
of Music, she undertook her musical training in the land of her
birth, England having equal competence in musical theory. Her musical
collaborations and experimentations are legendary as are her innovative
musical projects. She recently opened her recording studio.