The story of Saifeddine Helal is the story of an artist, an insatiable traveler, percussionist, composer, arranger, conductor, producer, teacher or researcher in the roots and the values of humanity...
Saifeddine Helal was born in Tunis, Tunisia, right in the heart of the North African culture. Saifeddine Helal grew up listening and exploring many different North African and Oriental music styles, which formed the basis for his musical work today.
As a teenager, he began to work professionally as a percussionist with some of the most respected musicians of the traditional/pop Tunisian and Arabic music scene, and he soon established himself as a sought-after musician, well known for his authentic grasp of North African, Middle Eastern, Andalusian, African, Flamenco, Electro and Latin American music styles.
A few years later, Saif lived and worked in France. Over the years, he has been featured on many television shows as well as at Jazz & World Music festivals in France, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia, Egypt, UK, and many other countries
Mastering a large variety of percussion instruments such as the Darbouka, Riqq, Bendir, frame drums, congas, bongos, Djembe, Cajon and many others, his musical influences today are derived from a combination of traditional Middle Eastern and North African rhythms, Latin American styles, Jazz, Electro and Pop.
Saifeddine has been appearing, touring and sharing the stage with Saber Rebai, Mohamed Ali Kamoun, Mohamed Jebali, Saifeddine Bennia, Walid Gharbi, Emel Methlouthi, Addictive TV, Imed Alibi, Nader Guirat, Syrine Ben moussa, Abir Nasraoui, Tunis Jazz Club Ens, Taratata , Saifeddine Mayouf, E-Fest Collectif and many others.
Name: Saifeddine Helal
Lives in: Paris, France
Occupation: Music Composer and Musician
Film (Sci-Fi) Music department A team of super heroes travel through time to correct the forgotten time-line remade by the P.U.N. (Prosperous United Nations). Using their new discovered genetic powers they warp back in time, and so the future of the mankind lies in the uncertain past. Written by CIA Multinational Corporation
Boxing Day: A Day After Christmas
Film (Drama and Family) Composer Money is not necessarily the key to happiness. It can easily be considered man's worst downfall. Michael Adeyemi was destined to be a billionaire by the age of 35 and with money comes access to the fine things of life. Find out how Michael's desperate quest for fortune and success would cost him the number one thing money cannot buy - Family. Blinded by selfish ambitions, pride and appetite for greed leads him down a path of self-destruction, blinding him to the only thing that is worth saving. It all comes crashing down on "Boxing Day" where Michael is swept under a sea of adversities caused by none other than himself. Watch this downpour of self-inflicted wave of adversities with rippling effects that triggers thought provoking questions, of love, pain, pride and ultimate redemption - what if you never get that second chance? Written by GIFT JOSEPH
Film (Drama) Music department It's 2004 and France has passed a law banning religious symbols in public schools. Mariam, French-born with Arab parents, recently wore the hijab after performing the hajj with her grandmother. At the start of the academic year she doesn't want to acknowledge the law and be forced to make a decision. To complicate matters, a popular young Arab boy in school, Karim, starts paying attention to her because of her hijab...
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Music department Four tragicomic interconnected stories about how devoted Muslim men and women are trying to manage their love life and desires without breaking any religious rules.
Film (Drama) Music department Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed aka Pino) lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly. Written by Anonymous
Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)