© Omar Chennafi
© Omar Chennafi

Leo Fabre-Cartier is a French musician. He studied the oud with great masters such as Marc Loopuyt (ENM de Villeurbanne), Iyad Haimour (Syria) and Ahmed Chiki (Morocco, Arab-Andalus music). Holder of a DEM (Diploma of Musical Studies) in traditional oriental music, he also has a degree in musicology from the University of Lyon 2.

 

 

Living in Fes since 2012, he participates in numerous projects ranging from the traditional music of the Orient (Majlis Trio) to encounters betweeen Ottoman and Baroque music (Ensemble Les Turqueries), by way of contemporary dance (Jitti Chompee), contemporary music (Vincent Trollet), slam poetry (Ami Karim), music for films or even story-telling shows (Compagnie Les Chemins du Monde). 

 

© Nathalie Jamais
© Nathalie Jamais

Since 2016 he has specialised in popular Moroccan music, in particular working alongside the master of the lotar and of the Amazigh songs of the Middle Atlas, Younes Baami. He is also co-founder of ArbAa Experimental Chaabi, a melting pot between the French jazz groove quartet ArbAa and musicians specialising in Moroccan chaabi.

 

His activities as a musician have taken him to Burapha's Music and Performing's Arts International Festival (Thailand - 2013), at the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music (Morocco - 2014) and at the Jazz à Vienne's festival (France - 2017).