San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Djamel Allioui - Mandolin Player
Story of the Kabyle of North Africa
This Storytelling Evening features Djamel Allioui who was born and raised in the village of Kabylie, in a mountainous region in northeastern Algeria. Orphaned at eight years old, he spent his childhood living with relatives. A poor student and a lonely child he found solace in the traditional music of Kabylie. In early adolesence he discovered a natural gift for playing the Algerian mandolin, guitar and banjo. In a lovely, natural voice he sang and played for the delight of others at parties and festivals. Arriving in Paris in 1992, he supported himself singing in restaurants and in the métro. Djamel sang for his idol, the now legendary Kabyle singer Matoub Lounes who performed frequently in Paris. Djamel proudly calls himself his protégé. In 1998 Matoub Lounes was assassinated in Algeria. Djamel has performed on Berber television and radio: BRTV, and is currently preparing an album of traditional and popular songs in both Kabyle and Arab.
The menu will feature a traditional Kabyle cuisine. As usual, it will be a complete dinner with choice of red or white wine, beer, cremant, and other beverages served. This Storytelling Evening will be chez moi. Codes sent when you RSVP.
Yours in story,
If you have never been to a Storytelling Evening here is an FAQ
WHAT ARE THESE STORYTELLING EVENINGS?
Events at a private residence where a storyteller (author, entertainer, artist, musician, magician, opera singer, dancer, actor, expert in a particular field) tells a story around culture, lifestyle, entertainment, travel or the arts. The idea is to ENTERTAIN, AMUSE, EDUCATE, ENLIGHTEN or any combination thereof.
25-30 Storytelling aficionados who hail from across the globe and understand English.
WHAT IS THE DINNER MENU?
The menu varies and is a very important part of the evening. With advice from a Chef, cuisines from the “four corners of the globe” have ranged from Mexican, Italian, Lebanese, Thai, Canadian, Spanish, Indian, French, Cajun, French, regional French and oftentimes fusion. Vegetarian options are available. Wine, juice, and other beverages are served as well as a selection of teas and coffee with a delightful dessert.
WHAT IS THE COST?
28 Euros which includes presentation, dinner, wine, beverages, juice, dessert, coffee.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
On this site www.visibilitybranding2015.eventbrite.com
HOW OFTEN ARE THESE STORYTELLING EVENINGS?
Once a month usually on a Saturday
DO YOU WELCOME SUGGESTIONS FOR STORYTELLERS? Yes! This could be you, someone you know in Paris or someone who may be passing through.
WHO HAVE BEEN THE PREVIOUS STORYTELLERS? For a full list and description of the past 25 plus Storytelling Evenings, view on this site www.storytellingevenings.com