Concert musicians Pêcheurs de Perles (Pearl divers) is based in the south of France. They are composed of an Iraqi 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.
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.
On boats, musicians were bound to help pearl divers in giving a rythm to their job.
Pearl diving has stopped, music has survived.