Hillside Summer Festival 2018

July 13 - 15

Djazia Satour

Djazia Satour

Opera, pop, music of the 1960s and Chaabi were the soundtrack of Djazia Satour’s youth in Algiers in the 1980s and influenced her early singing. In 1990 she moved to the French city of Grenoble, where she quickly made her first appearances both on stage and in the studio, most notably as a backup vocalist for the band Gnawa Diffusion (1995-1999). Djazia has a voice that transcends musical styles. It is matrix of this unique fusion that has remained popular since the early days of her collaboration with MIG, the electro/trip hop band that made her famous (MIG released one EP and two albums between 2000 and 2006).
The name of Djazia Satour’s latest album is Alwane, which means "my colours", none of which spoil a pallet that draws its sources from Arabic music and Black music. This unfettered inspiration crosses all boundaries and blends different genres. Nothing illustrates this better than Djazia’s singing, which alternates between Arabic and English.

Née en Algérie, Djazia Satour puise dans les racines musicales de sa terre natale et mélange le chaabi de l’Alger des années 50, les rythmes ancestraux des bendirs, les mélodies raffinées du banjo et du mandole avec les basses et les claviers analogiques d’une pop chaude et savoureuse. Le son est brut, presque palpable, tandis que les mélodies chantées en arabe d’une voix puissante, telles des hymnes, sonnent comme un appel irrésistible vers un autre monde. L’authenticité de cette artiste rafraichissante, doit autant à l’invention qu’à la tradition.

Listen to Djazia Satour on Spotify

Performance Schedule

  • Sunday, July 15th at 7:00pm

    Lake Stage