Halaqat - Exploring cultural links between Europe and the Arab world
What happens when you put together an international band with musicians from seven different European and Arab countries? The second Halaqat Impro Session is the final chord of an intense exchange between musicians who met only five days before. They were selected from more than 100 aplications through a call to bring together musicians from Europe and the Arab world. In the days leading up to the concert, they will experiment, co-create and exchange ideas in Werkplaats Walter, the pre-eminent place for experimental and avant-garde music.
We put the task of guiding this top talent into the hands of Khaled Yassine. Yassine is a percussionist from Beirut who has performed with greats such as Al Dimeola, Anouar Brahem, Erik Trufaz, Bojan Z,... and many others. He has also gained experience with international dance & flamenco productions.
Tammam Mohamad Alramadan: ney
Eren Aksahin: baglama
Sarra Douik: oud, vocals
Soroush Kamalian: kamancheh, percussion, piano
Alex Simu: clarinet, saxophone
Ahmed Elhefny: electric bass
Najah Nicolas Tannous: qanun
Khaled Yassine: percussion
The European project Halaqat is implemented by the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. Halaqat is co-funded by the European Commission (under the designation: EU-LAS CULTURE), the Goethe-Institut and Bozar.