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Mehdi Bahmad à la Résidence PHI Nord 2022

Mehdi Bahmad at the PHI North Residency

  • Video
  • PHI

A look into the inner workings of the residences through the eyes of its artists

In this video, Mehdi Bahmad reflects on his visit to the PHI North Residency and delivers a magnificent guitar-vocal performance that will fill you with emotions. Discover an artist with a sensitive and aesthetic universe, adorned with songs that are both intimate and poignant, marked by his journey between Morocco and Canada.

In 2022, the PHI North Residency for Quebec musicians welcomed four artists for two-week creative retreats in a riverfront loft in the Laurentian Mountains. This residency offers an opportunity to produce, explore, and experiment in a fully immersive, intimate, and peaceful setting within a nature-based recording studio.

We wanted to immortalize these moments by allowing the artists to share their feelings and discoveries. A journey to the heart of the residences through their eyes.

About the artist

Between poet and pop persona, Mehdi Bahmad invites everyone to dive head first into his seductive, warm and textured lyrical pop, like an invitation to abandon oneself with passion in his idyllic world. Having grown up between Morocco, France, and Quebec, the honey-voiced artist deploys a sensitive and aesthetic universe adorned with songs that are both intimate and poignant, marked by the singular duality of his journey between Morocco and Canada.


PHI North offers musicians the opportunity to produce, explore, experiment and refine an artistic project. Selected participants are granted a two-week creative retreat at a riverside lodge in the Laurentian mountains featuring exclusive access to a state-of-the-art recording studio, with in-house engineer and technical assistance, and support from PHI’s team of multidisciplinary experts.

Specifically oriented for Quebec-based artists, this residency provides a much needed escape from the everyday in order for participants to completely immerse themselves in their artistry.


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    Written and composed by
    Mehdi Bahmad

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  • Performed by
    Mehdi Bahmad

    Robin Ngi

    Hair and makeup
    Shanti Tang Tremblay

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