Podium Grounds (Rotterdam)
Presented in cooperation with Full Moon Babylon
Workshop:18:30 | Program: 20:00
Tickets at the door (cash only): Regular 7,50 euro; Students 5 euro
Introductory, educational program
Cello player – composer Basilius Alawad and the vocalist Mirna Kassis will give a talk about different approaches in composing using elements from Oriental Music. First they will introduce the topic and later on the floor will be open for Q&A. The talk will be moderated by the artistic director of Oriental Landscapes festival Hannibal Saad, and is open for public.
Playing contemporary Syrian composers, such as Shafi Bedreddin, Zaid Jabri, Kareem Roustom and Nouri Iskandar.
JOANNA WRONKO – Violin
EMLYN STAM – Viola
WILLEM STAM – Cello
LARS WOUTERS VAN DEN OUDENWEIJER – Clarinet
Nouri Iskandar Trio, Mirna Kassis and Lynn Adib
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.
JEHAD JAZBEH – Violin
SOUSAN ISKANDAR – Violin
BASILIUS ALAWAD – Cello
MIRNA KASSIS – Vocal
LYNN ADIB – Vocal
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.
BASMA JABR – Vocal
ALI ASAAD – Vocal, guitar, composition
ADNAN ALAODA – Poetry
Poems by Adnan Alaoda, accompanied by compositions by Ali Asaad and Basma Jabr
Dabke (Syrian Folk Dance)
Open session guided by Jol Alholo