With an original approach that mixes traditional Aïta music, theatre, cabaret, gender identities and Moroccan society, the Kabareh Cheikhats collective offers us a unique, questioning and quite necessary show.
The Kabareh Cheikhats is a group of men who perform a repertoire of popular Moroccan folk heritage, covering a period span of several centuries. They honor the cheikhats, these free but marginalized women who denounced injustice and patriarchy through their voice, their instruments and their dance. Originally, the Chikhates were women of power, well respected in their tribes, poetesses of resistance and lost loves, unbeatable warriors.
Dressed in traditional caftans, wearing makeup, wigs and tattoos painted on their faces, the young cabaret artists sing the “Aïta”: long poems chanted by the chikhates with their powerful voices that could move mountains.
For the occasion, they invite singer Laïla Amezian to join them for an original encounter between the art of Aïta, vocal swirls and trance chaabi rhythms!