The Murmure of the Orient is based on an intimate approach to music, nourished by both the ragas of India, the Arab maqâms and all the cultures of the East. It offers a soothing, spiritual and meditative music that invites us to a certain quality of being, generating an emotion that brings back to itself.

The two double CDs of the Murmure de l'Orient offer intimate and calm encounters in the form of solo, duet or trio, but the meeting of up to six musicians on stage offers a music with dynamic evolution: over the course of the exchanges, introductions calm and soothing, in the spirit of the album, turn into a dynamic show.

The originality of the project lies in the ability to succeed a meeting at the crossroads of all these cultures: all the guests are, in their country, "classical" musicians of scale demonstrating a will of exchange. Each one opens to the music of the other without ever sacrificing one's own culture.

"This is a real peculiarity of our time: all over the world, musicians seek to express both the uniqueness of their own culture and their need to be open to diversity. The Whisper of the East brings together those whom I had the chance to meet and strives to strike a fair balance between these two trends. »says Manuel Hermia

Over the years the line up of the Murmure de l'Orient has evolved. Today, Manuel Hermia plays sometimes in solo, and sometimes surrounded by a larger team, with Majid Bekkas (oud, guembri, Morocco), Ghalia Benali (singing, Tunisia), Kheireddine M'Kachiche (violin, Algeria), Guo Gan (erhu, China), Khalid Kouhen (percussion) and sometimes Purbayan Chatterjee as guest (Sitar, India).

  • Manuel Hermia Bansuri and Soprano Sax

    Manuel Hermia
    Bansuri and Soprano Sax

  • Purbayan Chatterjee Sitar

    Purbayan Chatterjee
    Sitar

  • Majid Bekkas Gembri, Oud & Vocals

    Majid Bekkas
    Gembri, Oud & Vocals

  • Khalid Kouhen Percussions

    Khalid Kouhen
    Percussions

  • Kheireddine Mkachiche

    Kheireddine Mkachiche
    Violin

  • Ghalia Benali Vocal

    Ghalia Benali
    Vocal

  • Guo Gan Erhu

    Guo Gan
    Erhu


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Entre - Vues 2006
Entre - Vues 2006 " Le Murmure de l'Orient " - Manuel Hermia


Saxophoniste de jazz au départ et explorateur des musiques mélangées (Slang, Feria Musica,...), Manuel Hermia est parti plusieurs fois en Inde où il est tombé amoureux d'une flûte : le…

Le Murmure de l'Orient
Le Murmure de l'Orient


création avec Ghalia Benali pour le festival de Wallonie en octobre 2016 à la ferme du Biéreau. Manuel Hermia au bansuri, Ghalia Benali au chant, Majid bekkas au oud et guembri, Kheireddine…

le Murmure de l'Orient - The Whisper from the Orient - teaser 2017
le Murmure de l'Orient - The Whisper from the Orient - teaser 2017


The brand new version of The Whisper from Orient, created for the Wallonia Festival in october 2016, with Manuel Hermia on the bansuri, Ghalia Benali on vocal, Majid Bekkas on oud et guembri,

Le Murmure de l'Orient
Le Murmure de l'Orient

Extraits de solo au bansuri

Le Murmure de l'Orient (The Whisper of the Orient)
Le Murmure de l'Orient (The Whisper of the Orient)

Manuel Hermia : bansuri, Majid Bekkas (Morocco) : oud, Asad Qizilbash (Pakistan) : sarod, Guo Gan (China) : erhu, Mawaran (Lebanon) : vocal, Khalid Kouhen (Morocco) : tablas, daf
Recorded @ Espace…

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