“Fawzy Al-Aiedy's music is a timeless journey through the culture of different French regions and across the Arab world. The meeting of traditional regional instruments such as the bagpipe, the hurdy-gurdy with the sensitive strings of the oud and percussions, takes us on the trail of traditions and popular festivals. (…) The instruments (…) rock us through our popular cultures while gently bringing us to the land of “a thousand and one nights”.
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“In all simplicity, constructing his performance with simplicity - the better to savor the flavor of Mediterranean traditions - Fawzy Al-Aiedy reveals a musical repertoire of great density. If it is built over the years, in the mesh of civilizations born from Islam and Christianity, it also joins a common heritage which goes beyond these simple frameworks. Because it also appears very modern, calling to live fraternity. Beautiful lesson signed by a great artist from Iraq! ".
The West Courier
“What a beautiful invitation to travel! The Paris-Bagdad Acoustic distilled (…) by Fawzy Al-Aiedy revealed another Iraq. His, that of his dreams, that of his childhood (…). [Fawzy] has so much to give: From Circonspection - text by Verlaine translated into Arabic - to the Roofless - instrumental version - through the Gazelle, a traditional music from Iraq. Dressed in white, he even becomes transparent. Simple dream catcher. We then think of the little prince. Curious, candid and who tells you about his home, "not like from another planet but like from a country". He takes you there by the hand and invites you into a trance. Sweet oriental scents escape (…). The room is under the spell. The rounds of applause follow one another. ".
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“Fawzy Al-Aiedy (…) invites us to follow him in the world of contemporary Arab song and music. And it is worth the detour. Inspired by popular tradition but without completely ignoring his Western experience, he evokes, tells, affirms… More or less directive, therefore, he leads into these gardens which seem to be suspended in the sky. "
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Testimony of a spectator (email received on 01/21/2004):
(I would have liked to write it in Arabic too, but the computer does not allow it). I was last night at the Fawzy Al-Aiedy concert at Le Vésinet (78) and I would simply like to thank him and his musicians for the trip he allowed me to make. It was so beautiful, so fair. A big congratulations for such a great presence on stage! The mixture of nostalgia and sadness for your country which suffers and the great interior joy which seems to animate you touched me very much. Thanks also to Farhat, Marc and Mustapha.
It's been a long time since I had spent such a good evening, felt something vibrate like that there very deep in me. it makes you want to go back on stage and learn to play music from home! I wish you much joy and happiness for the future and hope that one day men will stop hitting each other and give as much love as the one that seems to carry you, dear Fawzy. Thank you again Irène FAURE