The matrux is a unique form of Moroccan-Jewish music, fusing Hebrew and Arabic texts. The music and lyrics are derived from Andalusian traditions of music and poetry, reflecting the centuries-old link between Jewish and Muslim societies. While the singer might address secular topics in Arabic, Hebrew is reserved for sacred matters.
This unique film features a live performance by Rabbi Haim Louk and Abdelsadek Chekara and interviews with performers and scholars.
France, 1991, 26 minutes, color
French, Arabic & Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Izza Genini
Public Exhibition 16mm, Beta Rental available