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Pêcheurs de Perles (Pearl Divers) are composed of an Iraqi singer and three 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 that is sensitive, impassioned, flamboyant, and nostalgic and has been inspired by the sight of the universe.

The Persian Gulf is located right between a huge area covering India through to the Mediterranean. An inescapable place for many travelers and traders, its culture has been influenced by Arabic, Indian, and Mediterranean cultures. 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 us of an ancient time when the Persian Gulf was the best place for pearl diving and was practiced in the Isle of Bahrain, Iran, the south of Iraq, Kuwait, and up to Yemen. On boats, musicians were bound to help pearl divers by giving a rhythm to their job.

Pearl diving has stopped, but the music has survived.

Author and composer, Mohamed offers a field taking root from that music and gathers other pearls from other cultures such as Mediterranean or Indian ones.

Each musician's personality makes Mohamed's 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 another.
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