Concert Concert: Abeer Nehme - 'Melodies of Hope and Joy'

Abeer Nehme © GR-DR Abeer Nehme © GR-DR

Sun, 11.12.2022

7:00 PM


Halaqat - Exploring cultural links between Europe and the Arab world

In December, Halaqat will vibrate, exploring different musical genres: Jazz, electronic and global music. After six years, the Lebanese singer Abeer Nehme is our guest again at Bozar. Her artistic sensibility, her stage presence and above all her voice make her one of the most renown singers in the Middle East today. 

After her performance with the Belgian National Orchestra in 2016, singer-songwriter Abeer Nehme returns to the grand hall of Bozar with a 17-strong ensemble and a choir of brilliant musicians from the Mediterranean and the Arab world by her side. They invite you on a musical journey that will take you from traditional Aramean chants to Levantine folk songs, including works by Zaki Nassif, Filmon Wahbé and Wadih Al Safi. Nehme presents an homage to one of the world’s most diverse regions, illustrating both the diversity and the harmony of the Levant, a region she understands well thanks to her ethnomusicological education and her fascination with the Arab world. 

Abeer Nehme: vocals
Georges Kassis: piano
Makram A. Hosn: bass
Nader Morcos: percussion
Salman Baalbaki: percussion
Afif Merhej: oud
Naji Azar: violin
Bashar Idris: violin
Mario Rahy: violin
Antoine Khalife: violin
Sary Khalifé: cello
Jihad Assaad: qanun
Elie Saad: choir
Joseph Jabbour: choir
Mhanna Geha: choir
Georges Noun: choir
Rami Aidamouni: choir
Elie Nehme: choir

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.