Biography
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Biography



Anass Habib was born in Fez (Morocco) on October the 17th of the year 1980 under the civil name of Anass Azami Hassani. His singing ambitions showed at the early age of 5, when he sang classical Arabic melodies together with his family. At the age of 12, Anass gave his first solo concert in Fez.

Anass lived in Syria for two years, where he studied medieval and pre-medieval songs of the churches of the middle east in Arabic, Aramaic and Greek languages. He took lessons from the composer Said Qoteb (Damascus), and the singers Safouan Abed and Ahmed Kaddah (both from Aleppo).

After a few years of studying back in his home city Fez, Anass decided to give his knowledge and skills another major 'boost': he went to Lebanon, where he worked for three months on techniques of singing, Aramaic and Byzantine repertories with the great singer and teacher Ghada Shbeir. Not long after that, in the year 2013, Anass continued his studies, this time in Paris with Sister Marie Keyrouz. All these travels and studies made Anass what he is today: a very versatile singer of ancient and classical Arabic music, and a specialist in the field of Aramaic and very old Christian chant.

Being able to something yourself is one thing. Being able to pass this knowledge and these skills to others is another. To be able to do this, like most of his idols mentioned before, Anass went to study in Lyon (France) at the CEFEDEM institute in the years 2013 and 2014. In June 2014 he graduated and he obtained his French (state) diplome of Music Teacher: Traditional Chant and Percussion.

Anass gave many concerts in Morocco, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, France, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa and Tunesia. In Morocco he gave concerts in most of the bigger cities. Just to name a few: Ifran, Meknes, Mirleft, Rabat, Tifelt, Tanger and, of course, Fez, which always remained an important centre of activities for Anass.

His voice is considered as one of the most beautiful Arabic voices, with his ability of going from the deep and warm low tones in the bariton range (Anass' primary range) all the way to the high tenor voice to express emotions and devotion. His repertories go through a lot of countries and civilizations. From the great Lebanese diva Fairouz to the Egyptian Oum Kalthoum, from the Syrian Sabah Fakhri to the Lebanese Marcel Khalife, from soufi poems to maronite (old christian) melodies and medieval sephardic andalusian songs...

Anass sings mainly in the many Arabic dialects, in Syriac (aramaic), in old Greek, and in French, Spanish and English.
Past Events



24-July-2016, 16h30
Concert au festival Resurgence
Cathedrale de Lodeve Lodeve,France

http://www.festival-resurgence.fr

10-July-2016, 17h00
Concert for Charité sur Loire
Charite sur Loire, France
http://www.musicanova-lyon.fr

03-June-2016, 21h00
Concert at Festival Poussière du Monde
Geneva, Switzerland
http://www.pannalal.ch

25-April-2016, 21h00
Intermezzo for the celebration of the aniversary of RTM Moroccan Radio and Television
Fez, Morocco


13-March-2016, 15h00
Concert at Rietveld Theater
Delft, The Netherlands
http://www.rietveldtheater.nl

7-March-2016, 19h30 - 22h00
Lecture and workshop at the public library of Wageningen
Wageningen, The Netherlands
http://www.volkooren.nl

11-October-2015, 14h00
Concert at Meervaart Theater, together with SAFAR orchestra
Amsterdam, Netherlands


12-September-2015, 20h00
Concert at windmill "De Ster"
Utrecht, Netherlands


14–August-2015, 20h30
Concert with Béatrice Lalanne at Monte Verità, Ascona (spazio piscina), Ascona, Switzerland

25-July 2015, 14h45
Concert at the Festival of Les Transes Cévenoles, with Aurélie Tissot and Aurélien Dubuis, Sumène, France

21-March-2015, 20h00
Concert at Salle Ravier, Lyon 69007, France

27-February -2015
Intermezzo with Jan Wouter Oostenrijk at Scheltema Boekverkopers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

23-November-2014
Concert à la salle de spectacle Théâtre Prémol, Grenoble, France

5-October-2014, 16h00
Fêtes de la basilique de St-Quentin, St-Quentin, France

27-September-2014, 10h00 - 17h30
Workshop at l'Eglise de Durfort, Durfort, France

26-September-2014, 20h30
Concert at l'Eglise de Durfort, Durfort, France

19-July-2014
Training and (private) concert "Vrijheid voor altijd" (freedom forever), traditional songs of Syria on this theme, Amersfoort (NL)

12-July-2014
Tuinconcert (garden concert) and training "Samen,100 jaar", singing together with participants of the training, Hilversum (NL)

05-July-2014
Concert de Chants Sacrés, together with singer and musician Yannick Loyer at the Café-Theatre Andarta, 57 rue Emile Laurens, Die (FR)

06-July-2014
Concert de Chants Sacrés, together with singer and musician Yannick Loyer at the Chapelle des Capucins, 116 avenue H. Grand, Crest (FR)

22-June-2014
Concert for solidarity with Syrian children organized by the association Alwane, Lyon, France.

21-June-2014
Master class with Oum Hani Chkounda at Festival Mantra Fest, à Saint-Julien de Nef, France.

20-June-2014
Concert with Oum Hani Chkounda at Festival Mantra Fest, à Saint-Julien de Nef, France.

19-June-2014
Master class with Anass Habib and Oum-Hani Chkounda at Demeure la Pinède, La Genouillade - 74, av. de St Vincent, 34300 Grau d'agde
Réservation : 06 20 38 93 95

18-June-2014
Concert with Anass Habib and Oum-Hani Chkounda at Demeure la Pinède, La Genouillade - 74, av. de St Vincent, 34300 Grau d'agde
Reservation : 06 20 38 93 95

15-June-2014
Concert at Festival Art et Matière, Eglise Saint-Julien, Hameau de Saint Julien, Le-Grand-Serre, France.

8-June-2014
Street concert at a festival organized by Restaurant Karkadé, Grenoble, France.

6-June-2014
Concert Festival interne at CEFEDEM Rhône-Alpes, Lyon, France.

24-May-2014 at 20h30
Concert at Café "Théâtre Andarta", 57 Rue Emile Laurens, Die, France.
+33 (0)7 87 93 07 96

16-May-2014
Concert at Eglise Saint Léonard, Alençon, France.

27-April-2014
Concert "Leyla et Majnun" with Armand Amar and l'Oratorio Mundi, in Salle Pleyel, Paris, France

05-April-2014
Solo concert in the Salle Molière of the opera of Montpellier, Festival of World Sacred Music, Montpellier, France

6-October-2013 Concert Basilique du Saint Quentin, Fêtes de Saint Quentin (France)

10-August-2013 Concert during the Festival "Croisée des Chemins", together with the group Terra Maire in Chamonix (France).

28-June-2013 Concert "Leyla et Majnun" with Armand Amar and l'Oratorio Mundi, Grand Theater of Luxemburg

31-May-2013 Concert together with Terra Maire, Monestier (France)

13-April-2013 Concert together with Terra Maire, Festival des Musiques Sacrées, Montpellier (France)

6-December-2012 Concert together with Beatrice Lalanne, Museum of African arts at Sorbonne University, Paris (France)

16-November-2012 Concert together with Terra Maire, Toulouse (France)

7-October-2012 Concert Basilique du Saint Quentin, Fêtes de Saint Quentin (France)

28-September-2012 Concert at Eglise du Sacré Coeur Bagnole de l'Orne (France)

22-September-2012 Arteganza festival of World Music, Amersfoort (The Netherlands)

12-July-2012 Concert with Imad Morcos, Abbaye de L'Escaladieu, Tarbes (France)

22-June-2012 Concert with Rembrandt Frerichs, Amersfoort (The Netherlands)

June-2012 Concert together with Terra Maire, Festival des Musiques Sacrées du Monde, Fès (Morocco)

27-November-2011 Festival "Zandvoort aan de Eem" Amersfoort (The Netherlands)

2-October-2011 Concert Basilique du Saint Quentin, Fêtes de Saint Quentin (France)

11-September-2011 Concert at UNISA Festival of World Sacred Music, Miriam Makeba Concert Hall, Pretoria (South Africa)

24-June-2011 Concert, together with the orchestra of Mohammad Gomar Festival Arteganza ICOON Theatre, Amersfoort (Netherlands)

19-June-2011 Concert Festival L'art et la matière en drôme des collines Chapelle Romans Saint Pierre de Charaix (Saint Christophe-et-le-Laris), (France)

13-June-2011 Concert Festival L'Art et la Matière en Drôme des Collines Chapelle Romans Saint Pierre de Charaix (Saint Christophe-et-le-Laris), (France)

3-June-2011 Concert Leyla et Majnun with Armand Amar and l'Oratorio Mundi, during the opening concert of the Fez Festival of Sacred Music, Fez, (Morocco)

8-May-2011 Concert (solo) Hall of the Château Village du Le Poët-Laval, La Drôme Provençale (France)

17, 18, 19 March-2011 Trainings with students from Europe and Morocco Maison de la Jeunesse Al Qods Fez (Morocco)

03-October-2010 Concert Basilique du Saint Quentin, Fêtes de Saint Quentin (France)

25-August-2010 Restaurant concert Restaurant Tchaivalla Die, France

19-August-2010 Concert Church of Saillans Saillans, France

18-August-2010 Concert Eglise Saint Jean en Royans Royans, France

14 August-2010 Restaurant concert Egyptian Reastaurant Karkade Grenoble, France

13-August-2010 Concert Chapelle de Rochefort en Valdaine Valdaine, France

* Festival Quartier d'été, Paris! * please take a look at * www.quartierdete.com for * more information *

* 29-July-2010 * Conference * Paris, France *

* 31-July-2010 * Trainings * Institut du Monde Arabe * Paris, France *

* 31-July-2010 * Concert * Eglise Saint-Eustache * Paris, France *

* 01-August-2010 * Trainings * Institut du Monde Arabe * Paris, France

05-June-2010 Concert of trio Shahinaz Theatre Verdure, Sarcelles Paris, France

30-May-2010 Concert Eglise de Piegros de la Clastre Valence, France

29-May-2010 Concert, together with dancer Catherine Guerin Temple de DIE Valence, France

28-May-2010 Concert St. Gervais sur Roubion, France

26-May-2010 Concert / Cultural Meeting Café Culturel Egyptien Grenoble, France

2009 - six concerts in the churches and hall of concerts in La Basse Normandie, West France (October and November 2009) - the Festival Les Dionysis in Paris (March 2009) - performances at Al Hourriya cultural center in 2009, accompagnied by orchestra and chorus

2008 - the Festival of christian cultures in Lodz in Poland (November 2008) - the 46th festival of the city of Bydgoscsz in Poland(September the 18th 2008) - the Fez Festival of Sacred Music in 2008 (several performances) - the Festival Gaude Mater of World Sacred Music in Czestochowa (Poland), May 2008 - the Festival of Soufi Cultures in April 2008 - performances at Al Hourriya cultural center in 2008, accompagnied by orchestra and chorus - regular performances at the Mokri Palace, every Wednesday and Sunday in 2008, alone and with different groups of musicians (oud, guitar, flute, ney, trumpet, contra bass, percussion and chorus)

2007 - the first Festival of Soufi Cultures in 2007 at Al Karawiyine - performances at Al Hourriya cultural center in 2007, accompagnied by orchestra and chorus - regular performances at the Mokri Palace, every Wednesday and Sunday in 2007, alone and with different groups of musicians (oud, guitar, flute, ney, trumpet, contra bass, percussion and chorus)

2006 - the Fez Festival of Sacred Music at Dar Tazi in 2006, not only as a performer but also as a co-animant in the daily training "Music and Soul" with French musicotherapist Michel Bon. - performances at Al Hourriya cultural center in 2006, accompagnied by orchestra and chorus

before 2006 - the Fez Festival of Sacred Music at Fez Hadara in 2002 - a benefit concert at the House of Youth Al Kods for the Palestinians and Iraqians in 2002 - the Fez Festival of Sacred Music at Fez Hadara in 2001 - a benefit concert at the House of Youth Al Kods for the Palestinians and Iraqians in 2001 - a benefit concert of Palestinian songs at the Café of Professors for the Palestinians (2001) - the Fez Festival of Sacred Music at Fez Hadara in 2000
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