Music Open Jam Halaqat

Elyse Tabet Elyse Tabet Foto Samir Amezian

Mon, 12.12.2022

8:00 PM

Werkplaats Walter

Halaqat - Exploring cultural links between Europe and the Arab world

Werkplaats Walter, the pre-eminent place for experimental and avant-garde music: come and meet twelve musicians selected for the third Halaqat music residency. They will experiment and co-create there during five days. Musicians are invited to join them at this public open jam session.

Amir ElSaffar was selected to mentor these great talents during their residency. The American composer, trumpeter, santur player, and singer of Iraqi origin is touted as an artist "perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between jazz and Arabic music" (The Wire) and as "one of the most promising figures in jazz today" (Chicago Tribune).

Kholoud Adal Saleh, vocals
Roxanna Albayati, cello and ghaychak
Ghaeth Almaghoot, clarinet
Sinan Arat, ney
Hamdi Jammousi, percussion
Victoria Kirilova Dodova, bass
Simon Leleux, percussion
Yamen Martini, trumpet
Jon Sensmeier, saxophone
Elyse Tabet, electronics
Eirini Zogali, bouzouki, oud    
Abo Gabi, vocals
Islem Jemai, oud, vocals

The Open Jam Session will be followed by a public concert on14 December at Bozar.

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.