Faris, a famous Guitarist played at L’ Alhambre in Paris

Faris & Ben Harper
Faris & Ben Harper

by Jane Rosenstein


Guitarist FARIS, (who turned Blues classics into Tuareg style) was the opening act for Eric Bibb & Jean-Jacques at L’ Alhambra Théatre in Paris.

Christo Lynn, a guitarist in Paris,known as “the Blues Man”, founder of the Church of Blues and I attended this concert thanks to the invitation from his press agent, Yazid Manou. Christo has played with many famous guitarists including Mickey Finn and Hank Williams Jr.

Faris played to a full house who enjoyed his performance.

Faris has performed in several countries:

  • Festival Imzad, Tamanrasset, Algeria (with Terakaft)
  • Festival au désert, Timbuktu, Mali (with Tinariwen)
  • Salle Hilton, Alger, Algeria (with Imarhan)
  • Festival Sfinx, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Centro Candiani, Venezia, Italy
  • Flog, Firenze, Italy (with Tinariwen)

Taj Mahal said about Faris :

this is the most amazing movement to happen with this great music! The welcome return home to Africa!Faris is amazing! And he is playing a Wiessenborne square neck guitar!

Here is what Ben Harper said about Faris :

Mississippi To Sahara is a great record. I love it, and I love how it sounds. I can only imagine the wonderful songs to come from Faris in the future”.

According to Christo Lynn, Faris’ Blues brought out an Oriental style.

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We both enjoyed him playing slide and would have liked to have heard him play accompanied by his band.

His latest recording “Mississippi to Saharra” is available now.

It was a very enjoyable evening.

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