Achref Chargui
أشرف شرقي


Achref Chargui graduated with a Diploma in Arab music in 2002 and the following year he was awarded a prize for the best oud player by the 'La Rachida' cultural and artistic asociation, which specialises in Tunisian music. He also received an MA in musicology and cultural studies in 2009 and is currently working towards his doctorate. Achref has been an oud instructor at the Institut Supérieur de Musique de Tunis and Conservatoire Nationale de Tunis in Tunisia since 2007, and has performed at a number of international festivals as a solo artist and with various ensembles. His most recent project is the Achref Chargui Trio, which combines Arab music with the improvisational approach of jazz.

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Selected Recordings


Achref Chargui's debut recording is a mixture of improvisations and compositions, with several pieces accompanied by vocals. The digital album is available for download here.

1. Taksim Rast 4:50
2. Majida 4:01
3. Notes 3:35
4. Taksim Saba 4:03
5. Baba Saad 4:00
6. Notes 2 2:09
7. Bossa Duo 4:07
8. Soumoud 3:33


This is the first recording by the Achref Chargui Trio, which features Piero Spitilli on bass and Jacopo Andreini on drums, performing original compositions. The album is available as a CD or digital download here.

1. Retrouvailles 4:39
2. Toscana 3:04
3. M'Hair Sika 6:21
4. Jawaaz Safar Taksim 2:47
5. Bidun Jawaaz Safar 5:25
6. Naima 4:43
7. Bab Jedid 3:38
8. Brises Taksim 4:23
9. Brises 4:34
10. Soumoud 4:05


The Trio's second album is the result of a successful crowdfunding campaign, and sees them joined by trumpeter Ruben Caliandro and poet Giacomo Sferlazzo. It is available in CD and digital download formats here.

1. Relampago Negro 4:11
2. O Arrevuoto 4:05
3. Kandinsky 1:23
4. Miracle 4:57
5. Katacumbia 3:36
6. 'ud taksim 5:17
7. Rakeb el Hamra 2:36
8. Dub el Tajaliyat 4:08
9. Vulcano 4:23
10. Lella Manoubyya 3:49
11. Rakeb al Remix 2:50


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