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Emil Zrihan

About this Artist

EMIL ZRIHAN's powerful countertenor and expressive mawals (improvisations) express the emotional intensity of North African religious songs and the vivacity of Andalousian popular music, creating a unique musical atmosphere evocative of his Sephardic roots.

Known in Israel and Europe as "The Moroccan Nightingale," Zrihan was introduced to European audiences at the 1997 World Music Expo (Womex), acclaimed there for his captivating singing style and stage presence. A native of Morocco, Zrihan lives in Israel and is the cantor of the main synagogue in Ashkelon.