“Her voice is warm and clear, her feelings appear through the word she sings and the melody she performs…” Poet and presenter Zahi Wahbi in his program “Bayt Lkassid” on Mayadeen channel.
“Zainab has become a national asset in its outstanding artistic performance and the preservation of difficult Andalusian music, has become one of the provinces on this world heritage …” Maestro Mohamed El Amine El Akrami – Tarab radio program Monte Carlo International.
“…Zainab I admire you and encourage you and congratulate you on your choice of the path of science because it is not easy to combine the senses of science, culture and art, you are now preparing a Phd in chemistry and your songs are a chemistry that inspires you to seduce the eagerly craving for lavish art.” Professor researcher and artist Abdesselam Khaloufi – Tarab radio program Monte Carlo International.
“… Her relationship with Andalusian music genre is warm as she loved it, sang it and became its symbol.” Late Dr. Fawzia Salama program Kalam Nawaem, MBC channel.
“… I was pleasantly surprised to meet her during one of my media coverage of the Fez Festival of Sacred Spiritual Music, where I discovered a warm voice capable of singing heritage songs that are difficult for many, a feeling of tenderness and depth in performance. I also discovered a good-natured, soft creature with a soft smile that she kept on for people and life.” Presenter and artist Abeer Nasraoui radio program Monte Carlo International.
“Zainab is one of the icons of Moroccan women specializing in Moroccan and Andalusian folklore…” Professor researcher and lawyer Mohamad El Habib El Kharraz – Tarab radio program Monte Carlo International.
Moroccan Andalusian music (al-‘ala al-andalusia) is part of one of the longest continuous traditions of art music in the world. As the name implies, the tradition came to Morocco from southern Spain, where Muslim courts flourished for seven centuries in Cordova, Sevilla, and Granada. The beginnings of Andalusian music can be traced to the early 9th century A. D., with the arrival of Ziryab, a freed Persian slave, at the court of Abderrahmane II, in Cordova. At that time, it was common practice for Moorish sultans to import musicians from the East. Ziryab, however, founded a conservatory in Cordova, to spread and perpetuate his musical ideas, and from that point, Arabic music in the Western Islamic world began to take an independent direction. (The World of Music, Vol. 20, No. 1, the arab world (1978), pp. 33-46)