The El Gusto Orchestra was born to reunite a group of Jewish and Muslim musicians torn apart by history half-century earlier whose exceptional story has been told in the feature-length documentary ¨El Gusto¨ (2012). Since then the orchestra released several records and went on tour performing their Maghrebian Chaâbi music in reputable venues and festivals around the world. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Chaâbi music, El Gusto embarks to unite the new generation of Chaâbi musicians from places like Algiers, Paris, Jerusalem, and Montreal with some of the original founding members to record the musical anthology “The Chaâbi Academy”. The recordings started in Algiers, the historical birthplace of Chaâbi, before traveling to different corners around the world following the paths of Algerian immigration. In each city new sounds, instruments and stories were added to the recording, capturing authentic essences of each local Chaâbi scene. During the recording, a new friendship was born between all these musicians split over a period of several decades. In a world where prejudices and judgments are gaining ground while tolerance and co-existence are struggling, the new El Gusto Orchestra aims to transcend borders and enable a dialogue through the universality of the musical language.