Unique, mesmerizing. This charismatic duet shatters expectations.
World-class musicians performing an eclectic repertoire on a never-seen-before combination of instruments… Harkan is a most outstanding and unusual musical project. Bringing together French and Tunisian virtuosos, the band led by Maia Darme on the harp and Mohamed-Amine Kalaï on the qanun is thoroughly captivating.
Harkan’s concerts include the duet’s own creations as well as music from all around the Mediterranean: Turkish, North African, Hispano-Andalusian, Italian, French and Greek. As the rhythm builds up, lively dances follow languorous pieces.
While the timbres of the harp and qanun are undoubtedly mesmerizing, the musicians’ fingers running on an ocean of strings are just as hypnotizing. The versatility of these performers and their exotic instruments never ceases to amaze. Harkan is a moment out of time and away from reality.