Aza is a duo of musicians from the high Atlas mountain region of Morocco. Fattah Abbou and Mohamed (Moha) Aoualou are Berbers, an indigenous people of North Africa, whose recorded history dates back 3300 years. The master musicians formed Aza after moving to Santa Cruz, Calif. Moha plays guitar, oud and percussion, and is a prolific songwriter with a gripping vocal style. Fattah began playing at the age of seven and now plays banjo, lotar, oud, sintir and ribab. He has collaborated with many international artists, and received multiple grant awards for traditional arts and the preservation of indigenous culture. Fluent in English, French, Arabic, and his native tongue (Tamazight), Fattah is a sought-after music and cultural educator, presenting at schools and universities throughout the United States.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m., concert at 3:30 p.m.
Where: St. Louis Wellness Center, 425 Marshall Ave. 63119
Cost: $20 adults, $5 for children over 5 years old
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
Please park in the lot behind the building and enter up the ramp through the single door.