fouad didi


Learning the sources of Arabic-Andalusian singing and music.
Arab-Andalusian music has enjoyed a significant rise during the period of Spain known as the Three Cultures «Al Andalus». After the fall of Granada, this music found refuge in the Maghreb.
Currently, Arab-Andalusian music holds an important place in Europe through its teaching within institutionalized structures (CNRR, CNR, Music Schools). The geographical context also favors the demand for learning and discovering the sources of this music, which is both, a culture and a great civilization.


• Teaching on the subtleties of the Nouba.
• Presentation and learning of the different Maqam.
• Introduction to the different repertoires of my Arab-Andalusian music: HawzyChaabiMelhounMalouf
• Work on the analysis of sound extracts listening.


  • No constraints for this course because the teaching is based on the orality as well as the phonetics and translation of the songs.
  • Open to singers and instrumentalists (violin, mandola, mandolin, oud, percussion).
  • Level: 5 years minimum of practice



Born in Tlemcen, Algeria, Fouad Didi has been singing, playing the violin and oud since childhood. Invested in Tlemcenian associations, all taking advantage of the legacy of Sheikh Larbi BenSari, he studied the repertoire and technique of the masters Abdelkrim Dali and Redouane BenSari. Sheikh BenSari, Sheikh Mustapha Brixi, Sheikh Ahmed Malti and Sheikh Salah Boukli Hacene encouraged him in his thirst for learning. Yahia Ghoul sparked his passion for the violin, which then became his instrument of choice, although he continued to play the mandolin and the oud. After numerous concerts given in France and abroad, he is recognized as one of the most brilliant representatives of Arab-Andalusian music. For him, the art of music and the art of speech are intuitively linked. His playing is clear and warm mixes meaning and sensations. Holder of the State Diploma (D.E) and the Certificate of Aptitude of Traditional Music (C.A), he teaches Arabic-Andalusian music at the Toulon Conservatory (CNRR) and at the Cité de la Musique de Marseille where he leads trainings, master-classes and workshops. In keeping with the ancestral oral tradition, he founded the Ensemble Tarab, an orchestra specializing in the Arab-Andalusian classical repertoire.