Grounds

18 June 2017

20:30

FullMoon Babylon 4Syria – ‘Oriental Landscapes’

TE GAST IN GROUNDS

Maandelijks feestje in GROUNDS waar de creatieve gekte veroorzaakt door de volle maan gevierd wordt met muziek, dans en meer.

Bij iedere volle maan barst de creatieve gekte op het podium van Grounds los! Tijdens de maandelijkse FullMoon Babylon organiseert dit collectief artiesten een avond vol muziek en andere kunst uit alle delen van de wereld. Kom langs en laat je iedere maand verrassen, maar weet dat FullMoon Babylon je niet meer los laat…

Introductory, educational program
Cello player/composer Basilius Alawad will give a talk about different approaches in composing using elements from Oriental Music. First he will introduce the topic and later on the floor will be open for Q&A. The talk will be moderated by one of the musicians from New European Ensemble and is open for public.

Women Voices of Syria
Nouri Iskandar Trio, Mirna Kassis and Lynn Adib

JEHAD JAZBEH – Violin
SOUSAN ISKANDAR – Violin
BASILIUS ALAWAD – Cello
MIRNA KASSIS – Vocal
LYNN ADIB – Vocal

New European Ensemble Quartet
Playing contemporary Syrian composers, such as Shafi Bedreddin, Kinan Azmeh, Zaid Jabri, Kareem Roustom and Nouri Iskandar.

JOANNA WRONKO – Violin
EMLYN STAM – Viola
WILLEM STAM – Cello
LARS WOUTERS VAN DEN OUDENWEIJER – Clarinet

The program is very diverse and combines songs from different regions of Syria as well as pieces from Byzantian music tradition, Syriac church music, Syrian orthodox music, and Syrian Byzantine music with small ensemble.

Last year collaboration between Mirna Kassis and Nouri Iskandar Trio (strings) was featured at our Global Week for Syria concert in Leiden. Click here and here to hear and see more.

Ali Asaad Duo with a String Quintet
Ali Asaad Duo represents music from North West of Syria (cities and villages like Lattakia, Jableh and Banyas). Usually this music is played at weddings and social gatherings. The root of this style goes back hundreds and maybe thousands of years back because it is played all over the East coast of the Mediterranean Sea in many forms and variations. Many scholars believe that the melody structure goes back to the Phoenician times. The music different resonates in many parts of Syria as well because of its simplicity and directness of exchange of emotions.

ALI ASAAD – Vocal, guitar
HASSAN ALI – Violin

Basma Jabr, Ali Asaad and Adnan Alaoda
Poems by Adnan Alaoda, accompanied by compositions by Ali Asaad and Basma Jabr

BASMA JABR – Vocal
ALI ASAAD – Vocal, guitar, composition
ADNAN ALAODA – Poetry

This is a partnership event together with Music and Beyond Foundation as part of Global Week for Syria and Oriental Landscapes Festival.

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DOORS: 20.00h

Contact

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Coolhaveneiland, Rotterdam


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