CULTURAL EXCHANGE AND CLICHÉS
The tour of the Munich ensemble JISR in South Asia is, in many ways, about the exchange of musical cultures. Mohcine Ramdan's music project is a melting pot of diverse musical styles and traditions. The repertoire of musical influences is considerable: from Arabic classical music and poetry to African Gnawa grooves and German Krautrock, Balkan, Jazz, Tango and Andalusian Flamenco. A snapshot of a musical culture that breaks the boundaries between different musical genres and fills the imagination, unconventionally instrumented and with a great longing for new and unexplored realms of sound.
From the Isar to the Mahaweli , JISR // BRÜCKE plays music on its way like a caravan moving in the moonlight, passing through the musical cultures of the South Asian continent. The audience will embark on a multi-faceted sound journey through Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and India. Local artists from classical music traditions and alternative experimental scenes will join and enrich the ensemble with melodies and instruments.
Marja Burchard | Keys, Trombone, Vibraphone
Roman Bunka | Oud, Guitar
Mohcine Ramdan | Percussion / Gembri / Vocals
Severin Rauch | Drums
Niko Schabel | Alto Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Gergely lukacs | Trumpet
Marwan Fakir | Violin
Invitations are available at the Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka (39, Gregory’s Road Colombo 7). Free of charge but limited seating
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