Singer Lamiae Naki was born in the ancient city of Fes, Morocco, and her ensemble Seffarine channels a deep knowledge of the music of both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar, a crossroads of African, Middle Eastern, and European cultures. From the 9th to 15th centuries, these cultures coexisted peacefully, producing a musical alchemy that influenced the foundations of both classical Arabic and European Renaissance music. In the 21st century, Seffarine extends the legacy of this golden age of tolerance and exchange between Muslim, Jewish, and Christian cultures by creating innovative works reconnecting these shared Mediterranean roots. A “gorgeous intersection of Spanish flamenco, Arabic and Andalusian music, Persian classical and jazz” (Bass Player Magazine).