|Concert musicians PÍcheurs
de Perles (Pearl divers) is based in
the south of France. They are composed of an Iraki
singer and four European musicians.
The band's origins come from a very rich musical
tradition (Persian Gulf Pearl-divers) and allow
both Eastern and Western countries to meet and
come together. This combination has given a style
of music which is sensitive, impassionate,
flamboyant and nostalgic and has been inspired by
the sight of the universe.
Persian Gulf is
located right between a huge area covering India
throughout the Mediterranean. Inescapable place
for many travellers and traders, its culture has
been influenced by arabicís, indianís and
Mohamed Alnuma was born and raised in the
Persian Gulf before he came to France and
created the band.
That name, as a symbol,
reminds an ancient time when the Persian Gulf
was the best place for pearl diving and was
practised in the Isle of Barhein, Iran, South
of Iraq, Kuwait and up to Yemen.
Pearl diving has stopped,
music has survived.
On boats, musicians were bound to help pearl
divers in giving a rythm to their job.
Author, composer, Mohamed
offers a field taking root from that music and
gathers other pearls from other cultures as
mediterranean or indian oneís.
Each musicianís personality
makes Mohamedís original compositions richer and
creates a bridge between the East and the West,
just as a way to transmit some feelings and
ideas from one culture to an other.