Wahab Bahri, a young Andalusian musician, honored Monday in Algiers, "winner of the Grand Prize", second edition of the best interpretation of the Cheikh Abdelkrim-Dali Andalusian Singing Award, which gave nine finalists of a competition. The jury awarded the 1st Anniversary Award for Wahab Bahri for his nouba at the "ramp" mode during a ceremony at Algiers Boualem-Bessaïh Algiers Opera. Smain Hini's pupil, who introduced him to violin and sing Andalusian at the El Inchirah (Algiers) Association, Wahab Bahri, "a success certificate" as well as a "financial accompaniment" for an orchestration and studio recording of a first CD.
After chairing by Smain Heni, the jury was also committed to Athmane Bendaoud and Abdeslam Ghrib Hedi, winners of the Second Prize and 3rd Prize for their noubas in the "sika" and "zidane" methods. The remaining six candidates for the final exams received certificates of participation and honorary gifts. Speaking after announcing the winners, president of the Abdelkrim-Dali Foundation, Wahiba Dali, said the 2018 edition of this competition gave nine finalists, chosen from "ten" candidates.
The next edition, scheduled for 2020, will receive "Maghreb dimension" by opening, he says, the young performers of the Andalusian song from Morocco and Tunisia. The Institute paid tribute to the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, by awarding him a painting, presented to the General Secretary of the Council of the Order of Merit to the Presidency of the Republic, Mohamed-Salah Akka.
Present at the ceremony, Mohamed Kheznadji, one of Andalusian's illustrated translators in his Algerian variation "Sanaâ" and also with Sheb Abdelkrim Dali, also honored. Under the direction of Naguib Kateb, the leader of the Abdelkrim-Dali Foundation, the Andalusian Maghrebian Music Orchestra, joined the Algerian, Tunisian and Moroccan ensembles, with nighttime and nighttime crystallizing the aid of masonry pieces classics. After organizing since 2016, the Cheikh Abdelkrim-Dali Award, named after a great figure of Andalusian that has combined "gharnati" and "saana", aims to promote young talents and enrich the repertoire of this scholarly music.