Algerian Violinist and Singer Akim El Sikameya Is Releasing ‘Un chouia d’amour’ Worldwide, Celebrating It with a European Tour

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Akim El Sikameya – Photo by Arnaud Galay

Paris, France – Akim El Sikameya, acclaimed by fans and critics worldwide for his self-styled Mediterranean music and winner of the “World Music Song” award from the International Songwriting Competition, will be releasing his newest album ‘Un chouia d’amour’ (Lila Records / World Music Network) this September in over 40 countries. To celebrate the release, the artist will be touring Europe throughout the summer, performing frequently in Italy, Spain and Portugal, with a nine-day German tour in August.

Akim’s current project is the Med’Set Orchestra, an ensemble of musicians from around the Mediterranean dedicated to the performance of a music uniquely Mediterranean in form. Hailing from Algeria, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece, the group aspires promote a common Mediterranean identity among the myriad of cultures surrounding the sea – as Akim himself says, “Before being Portuguese, Spanish, Algerian, Italian or Greek, we are Mediterranean.”

Akim El Sikameya will be performing with the Med’Set Orchestra in his upcoming tour:

18 July – Lisbon, Portugal
19 July – Cartaya, Spain
20 July – Lisbon, Portugal
21 July – Pisa, Italy
22-23 July – Florence, Italy
24 July – Sicily, Italy
25 July – Rome, Italy
1-9 August – Tour throughout Germany
14 August – Valencia, Spain
15 August – Granada, Spain
12-13 September – Lisbon, Portugal

Author: World Music Central News Department

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