Sat.28.OctTurbine Hall

HOURIA AICHI | Voix de Femmes

Mystic songs from Algeria

The Algerian singer Houria Aïchi been around for a few decades. She started her musical career in the mid 80's and has since released 5 albums: : Chants de l’Aurès (1990), Hawa (1993), Khalwa, chants sacrés de l’Algerie (2001), Les Cavaliers de l’Aurès (2008) en Renayate (2013). Soon her newest album 'Chants Mystiques d'Algerie' will appear. On April 2, 1994, she already performed in Ghent in the legendary Gele Zaal (forerunner of the Handelsbeurs), within the framework of the Southern Smells & Colors project. She is known to the public by her interpretation of sacred songs from the Aurès (a mountain range in northeastern Algeria).  For her recent work as well, she is inspired by the musical traditions of her beautiful country of origin. It again results in musical gems in which saints, mystics and rituals play a leading role, without ever leaving everyday life in the Algerian countryside. With 'Chants Mystiques d'Algerie', Houria Aïchi presents an almost perfect anthology of Algerian sacred musical heritage, with a healthy respect for tradition and an uncanny critical (female) look towards the future ...

Houria Aichi : vocals Mohamed Abdennour : mandole Ali Bensadoun : flutes Adhil Mirghani : percussion


Since 1991 Voix de Femmes  promotes and defends art made by women across borders. Every two years, the festival Voix de Femmes  lands in Leech( Brussels) and Ghent, and takes you on a journey along contemporary artworks of women, from various disciplines and horizons.

The whole year the association voix de femmes  lives on the rhythm of the project Art & Expression : workshops for women who go through a social and professional reintegration process.


During the season 2017-2018 you can compose your own seasonal ticket. Choose different concerts and compose your own *MIX.  That way you can even enjoy a nice reduction.
Do mind the  *MIX  label! Not all concerts are eligible!!
Mini*MIX = As of 3 concerts => 10% reduction
Midi*MIX = As of 5 concerts => 15% reduction
Maxi*MIX = As of 9 concerts => 20% reduction

Oktober = Podiumhoppermonth
On top of purchasing a *MIX-Seasonal ticket you will also receive a podiumhopper.
By purchasing a seasonal ticket before the end of September,by the beginning of October you will receive a podiumhopper or 5 vouchers( under the shape of codes) of each €5. You will receive the codes by mail by the beginning of October. With these codes you can visit our cultural neighbours NTGent, Vooruit, De Bijloke, Handelsbeurs en Opera Ballet Gent.
The codes can be used online or at the booking office of the participating houses. This can only be for tickets that you order in the month of October. You can of course make your choice of performances of the whole season.

*MIX-concerten : 05/10 Kasai Allstars (DR Congo); 14/10 The City’s Song (Gent-Ramallah); 19/10 Ialma (Galicië); 25/10 Garasi Seni Benawa (Java); 28/10 Houria Aichi (Algerije); 02/12 Me Gusta el Tango (Circacinco); 21/12 BRASSOLOGIE #02; 27-28/01 DJANGOFOLLLIES 2018 (combiticket); 22/02 Me la Amargates Tu (Sefardisch); 22/03 100 jaar Impressies van Spanje (F.G. Lorca); 05/04 Duarte(Fado); 17/05 Xenitia (ft. Katerina Fotinaki) and … and there will be more …

CAUTION: *MIX- seasonal tickets only available at the desk of UITbureau or telephonically 09 233 77 88