Khalid Kouhen and 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.