French cellist Nesline Belmokh has at least two homes. One is Palau de les Arts Orchester in Valencia, i.e. in classical music, to where she was brought by the grand director Lorin Maazel after she had played in Daniel Barenboim’s West Eastern Divan Orchestra, amongst others. Her other home is in vocals, her expressive singing, her love of jazz and soul, French chanson and Arabic music. Her parents are from Algeria and as a child Belmokh played mandoline in an Arabic-Andalusian orchestra. So it was a good turn of events that Nesline Belmokh met two musicians in Valencia two years ago, who share her musical passions and bring along some of their own. NES was born. Belmokh writes in French and English, her mother contributes Arabic texts, the music develops with Matthieu Saglio, who also comes from classical music and can create an incredible sound diversity on his cello. David Gadeo, from Spain, has an extensive rhythmic language base ranging from Flamenco through to jazz. And then there is Nesrine Belmokh’s poetic and expressive voice! You have to listen to it to know that words are simply not enough.
The concert is seated.