JIRAAN 2018
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

JIRAAN 2018

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The Syrian violinist and composer Shalan Alhamwy collects Arab, Turkish and Belgian colleagues from his new Belgian home. The new Turkish-Syrian-Belgian ensemble received the appropriate name 'Jiraan' (Arabic for 'neighbors'). Together they present what connects them: subtle melodies, inspiring tunes and breathtaking improvisations. Syrian musicians have forcibly left their homeland in recent years. From Aleppo to Istanbul and beyond, new collaborations emerged. It results in surprising music that goes back to a shared tradition. Jiraan 2018 publishes a repertoire that varies between Arabic, Turkish, Sufi, jazz and folk with great space for improvisation.
With in the support act among others the Syrian oed player Tarek Al Sayed Yahya.

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Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra

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SEPO with Soloists:

Maher Mahmoud
Rasha Rizk
Jehad Jazbeh

What does persecution do to a person? When does exile begin for the individual? The journalist Can Dündar, exiled from Turkey to Germany, speaks about this. The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra then performs symphonic Syrian music that is little known in the West. A musical statement for cultural diversity without borders. The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra is the first Syrian symphony orchestra outside Syria. Professional musicians living in Europe have teamed up in this 2015 Syrian exile orchestra. Their goal: to preserve the rich musical culture of Syria. In addition to classical works, the more than 75 musicians also regularly put contemporary Syrian and Arabic works on the program.

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Boundless
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Boundless

Jovan Pavlovic trio & Maher Mahmoud

For a number of years, Jovan Pavlovic has enjoyed the audience with beautiful and cross-border productions. He is a sorcerer in accordion and can play anything with anyone, whatever he does! His musical universe opened in the Balkans with folk music and the gypsy music before moving to Trondheim and started at the music conservatory at NTNU. He has used his background as an inspiration to work in a variety of genres with a large number of top musicians.

In the Boundless project, Jovan Pavlovic, who also consists of Helge Andreas Norbakken and Gjermund Silset, has joined forces with Syrian Oud player Maher Mahmoud. All musicians work comfortably with improvisations based in their various cultural and musical backgrounds, creating new and boundless music.

No Limits - Boundless!

Jovan Pavlovic - accordion

Helge Nordbakken - percussion

Gjermund Silseth - bass

Guest: Maher Mahmoud

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Dunia Ensemble
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Dunia Ensemble

Diversity and improvisation are the key concepts of Dunia with many different cultural and musical elements involved: from Cuba to Kabul, from the Middle East to Romania, and from Skagen to Gedser.

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Morten Carlsen and Dunia add new elements to world music. The band creates soundscapes with pulsating and complex rhythms. A series of new compositions by the band members take audiences on a magnificent journey. They live in Denmark, have international careers, and are famous for many musical acts.

Thus, Dunia contains a broad palette of timbres: a trombone with a history of Cuban pop music is met by the Northern Indian tabla and Romanian cimbalom. The Syrian oud delivers a fine contrast to the brass section, just like the bass and percussion rhythms range from Arabian music, to open soundscapes and African dance beats. Music for hearts and feet. Shake, move, and let your ears marvel.

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BSD+Bass Big Band feats. Stefan Pasborg, Anders Filipsen, Anders Banke, Fredrik Lundin & Maher Mahmoud
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

BSD+Bass Big Band feats. Stefan Pasborg, Anders Filipsen, Anders Banke, Fredrik Lundin & Maher Mahmoud

Det helt unikke orkester Blood Sweat Drum + Bass tæller 25 personer, med en besætning bestående af 14 blæsere, vokal samt udvidet rytmegruppe, hvor der er stærk fokus på det elektroniske element.

Blood Sweat Drum + Bass har eksisteret siden 2001 med meget få udskiftninger og har markeret sig stærkt på den Europæiske scene bl.a. gennem langvarige samarbejder med bl.a. Palle Mikkelborg, Jørgen Munkeby og musikere fra det borgerkrigshærgede Syrien.

Ved denne koncert vil orkestret dels give smagsprøver på orkestrets aktuelle udgivelse "Concierto de Scheherazade" med solisterne Turid Guldin (vokal) og Maher Mahmoud (oud), og dels præsentere et splinternyt samarbejde med trommeslageren Stefan Pasborg, som sammen med orkesterleder Jens Christian Chappe Jensen har nyfortolket nogle af  Igor Stravinskijs symfoniske hovedværker for stort eksperimenterende jazzorkester. De nye orkesterarrangementer bygger på Stefan Pasborgs arrangementer til trioen "The Firebirds", samt Stravinskys originale orkesterpartiturer, og som et helt særligt treat vil også saxofonisten Frederik Lundin tage del i denne fejring af Stravinskijs fantastiske musik. 

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Ideen til projektet opstod til Gudmanprisfesten 2017, hvor BSD+B og Pasborg lavede et spontant eksperiment med 3 af satserne fra Rite of Spring her skrev Jazz Specials Niels Christensen efterfølgende: 

"Efter pausen blev der stillet om til det grænseoverskridende og totalt fede aarhusianske Blood Sweat Drum + Bass Big Band, Musikken på nodestativerne var Jens Christian "Chappe" Jensens flotte arrangement af tre satser fra Stravinskys Rite of Spring, som Pasborg for nyligt udsendte med trioen The Firebirds efter en lidt svær lydmæssig kaotisk indledning samlede dette værk sig til en orkestral triumf. Gennemgående solist var tenorsaxofonisten Fredrik Lundin, hvis kaskader af vedkommende toner bandt den fantastiske musik sammen. Og gradvist ramte disse sammenbragte børn et musikalsk zenit, som alle så ud til at nyde at tage del i. En enestående bedrift!"Nils Christensen - Jazz Special nov. 2017 (anmeldelse af Gudmanprisfest 1.10.17)

Arr.: Jazz i Trekanten

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Hugjiltu // Maher Mahmoud // Alain Apaloo
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Hugjiltu // Maher Mahmoud // Alain Apaloo

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Breaking Boundaries

Three renowned musicians from widely different backgrounds will meet for the first time on the stage at 1000 Fryd on August 24th. It will be a magnificent encounter of culture and music. Each musician will play a solo set, but the most important part of the evening will be the music they will create together live infant of the audience. It will be a fusion of traditional music, jazz and blues. Asian, West African and Arabic music coming together, crossing borders, languages and cultures, showing us that music still has the power to bring us closer together. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!
 

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Music - a life dialogue. Concert with Nouri Iskandar
Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

Music - a life dialogue. Concert with Nouri Iskandar

As part of the Funun Festival, the chamber orchestra of Sousan Eskandar and the two soloists Maher Mahmoud (Oud) and George Hayrabedian (cello) invite you on a musical journey between Western modernism and the oriental music world. 

The focus of the evening will be the two compositions "Cello Concerto" and "Oud Concerto" by the important Syrian composer Nouri Iskandar, who will be present at the evening. Both pieces are the result of a direct influence of Assyrian-Aramaic music.

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Nouri Iskandar is one of the most well-known and important exponents of a style that mediates between the worlds of music - the makamat (melody modes) of oriental music, the lyrics of Assyrian-Aramaic Christianity and the principles of Western modernity, all of which are equally in his works find. Nouri Iskandar, who now lives in Sweden, sees the further development of Assyrian-Aramaic music as his life's work.

In the second part of the evening, Maher Farkouh discusses the role of Syriac orthodox church music and the influence of Assyrian music on the two concerts of the evening. Maher Farkouh is a musician and musicologist and holds a doctorate in liturgy music from the Syrian Orthodox Church. He lives in Hannover and works for the "Musikland Niedersachsen" gGmbH.

Tickets at Nordwest Ticket , in the community office and at the box office

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Jul
19
3:00 PM15:00

OMID Trio

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OMID

Camilla Dayyani, Piano & Singing

Maher Mahmoud, Oud

Johan Toftegaard Knudsen, Saxophone & Flute

Jazz’n’Poetry i et mellemøstligt klangunivers

En intim og stemningsfuld koncert med lyrikken og det alment menneskelige i centrum. Persisk og dansk lyrik fortolkes side om side, og digtere som Omar Khayyam, Forough Farrokhzad, Pia Tafdrup og Piet Hein finder sig selv i nyt selskab, hvor ligheder fremfor forskelle bliver fremhævet.

OMID betyder håb på persisk, og håbet er det underliggende drive i denne trio. Orkesteret spiller primært Camilla Dayyanis kompositioner, hvor hendes iranske rødder flettes ind i jazzen, men også folkesange finder plads på repertoirelisten i nye fortolkninger.

Ud over Camilla Dayyani på klaver og sang består trioen af danske Johan Toftegaard Knudsen, som spiller saxofoner, klarinetter og cavalfløjte, samt syriske Maher Mahmoud, som spiller oud.

Alle tre musikere er meget aktive i det danske musikmiljø inden for jazz og verdensmusik – og ikke mindst i grænselandet mellem genrerne.

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BSD+Bass Big Band feats. Stefan Pasborg, Anders Filipsen, Anders Banke, Fredrik Lundin & Maher Mahmoud
Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00

BSD+Bass Big Band feats. Stefan Pasborg, Anders Filipsen, Anders Banke, Fredrik Lundin & Maher Mahmoud

Med 22 musikere og en sjælden, moderne bigbandlyd har Blood Sweat Drum + Bass sat sit uomgængelige fodtryk på den professionelle danske bigbandscene. Til denne koncert kan de opleves med den prisbelønnede trommeslager Stefan Pasborg.

Blood Sweat Drum + Bass har eksisteret siden 2001 med meget få udskiftninger, og arbejder som et kollektiv, der bruger fælles tid på at finde en særlig sound i orkesteret, der også rummer mange personlige solister. Repertoiret er originale kompositioner, og alle arrangementer er skrevet specielt til orkesteret af bigbandets kunstneriske leder Jens Christian "Chappe" Jensen.
 

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BSD+Bass Big Band feats. Stefan Pasborg, Anders Filipsen, Anders Banke, Fredrik Lundin & Maher Mahmoud
Jul
13
2:00 PM14:00

BSD+Bass Big Band feats. Stefan Pasborg, Anders Filipsen, Anders Banke, Fredrik Lundin & Maher Mahmoud

Med 22 musikere og en sjælden, moderne bigbandlyd har Blood Sweat Drum + Bass sat sit uomgængelige fodtryk på den professionelle danske bigbandscene. Til denne koncert kan de opleves med den prisbelønnede trommeslager Stefan Pasborg.

Blood Sweat Drum + Bass har eksisteret siden 2001 med meget få udskiftninger, og arbejder som et kollektiv, der bruger fælles tid på at finde en særlig sound i orkesteret, der også rummer mange personlige solister. Repertoiret er originale kompositioner, og alle arrangementer er skrevet specielt til orkesteret af bigbandets kunstneriske leder Jens Christian "Chappe" Jensen.
 

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Pre-NorthLit Event
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Pre-NorthLit Event

In cooperation with Det Jysk-Syriske Kulturkollektiv, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke Aarhus and Gellerup Bibliotek, NorthLit arranges an evening dedicated to Arabic culture which is to take place in the newly opened Café MellemFolk.

Here, translator and associate professor in Arabic June Dahy will provide a brief introduction to modern Arabic literature and speak about translation from Arabic to Danish.

There will also be readings in Arabic,by the locally resident Syrian author Mahasen Aljundi, translated in to Danish and read by actress Rie Nørgaard, and music by the famous Syrian composer and oudist Maher MahmOud, who has played all over Europe!

The event is free and will be in English, Arabic and Danish.

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Simon Spang-Hanssen & Middle Earth feat. Maher Mahmoud
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Simon Spang-Hanssen & Middle Earth feat. Maher Mahmoud

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Then Giant Steps is ready for a powerful vitamin injection, which has been mixed by some of the most solid and experienced musicians from the Danish jazz and world music environment. You simply love the lid and warm the heart of hearing this international team, taking an incentive to the warm skies and catching tones and rhythms from the Orient, Africa and the Caribbean. Everything further developed with a touch of Nordic jazz and with the string instrument 'oud' as a thorough Arab basic tone. The band's chapel master, composer and saxophonist Simon Spang-Hanssen has through his long career been inspired by the collaboration with musicians from all over the world's cultures. Turkey, Brazil, Vietnam, Cameroon and Tunisia.

At this concert, he's along with the three splendid instrumentalists Ghanaian percussionist Ayi Solomon and Syrian Maher Mahmoud on oud and the Danish bassist Thomas Fonnesbæk - a poetic and life-affirming meeting where Spang-Hansen and Mahmoud captivating compositions blossoms in full bloom.

Tickets: 62 22 47 83

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Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra

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SEPO and the soloists

Maher Mahmoud | Oud | Denmark, performing the oud concerto by Nouri Iskandar.
Lubana Al Quntar | Soprano | Washington D.C.
Basma Jabr | Alto | Vienna.
Jehad Jazbeh | Violin & Concertmaster of SEPO | Bremen.
Salah Namek | Cello | Italy.
Adnan Alaoda | poet.

Raed Jazbeh | Founder & artistic director of SEPO | Bremen.
Ghassan Alaboud | Conductor | Montreal, Canada.

The concert is dedicated to the Syrian composer Nouri Iskandar celebrating his 80th birthday.

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Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra

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SEPO and the soloists

Maher Mahmoud | Oud | Denmark, performing the oud concerto by Nouri Iskandar.
Lubana Al Quntar |  Soprano | Washington D.C.
Basma Jabr | Alto | Vienna.
Jehad Jazbeh | Violin & Concertmaster of SEPO | Bremen.

Raed Jazbeh | Founder and artistic director of SEPO.
Ghassan Alaboud | Conductor | Montreal, Canada.

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A Debut Opera for an inclusive Europe
Feb
13
9:00 PM21:00

A Debut Opera for an inclusive Europe

First concert of EU.TERPE project! with soloists:
Maher Mahmoud, Oud
Jehad Jazbeh, Violin
Moslem Rahal, Nai

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After co-creation meeting in Sarajevo where three selected composers Annachiara Gedda (ITA), Marcos Fernandez (ESP) and Vedran Mehinovic (BiH) agreed to produce one composition divided in three parts and each composer will compose one part next activity is first concert in which mixed orchestra will perform created composition called EU.Terpe Suite.


The EU.TERPE project aims at putting together 2 European orchestras with Syrian musicians that reside in EU and with SEPO (Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra) in order to co-create a first work to be performed around the partner’s countries (Italy, Spain and Bosnia Herzegovina). During the events, concerts will be combined with public events to raise awareness on Syrian refugees situation.

Partners in project are Associazione Musicale Bruno Maderna (Italy), Associacion Cultural “Amigos de la Orquesta Ciudad de Almeria (Spain) and Udruzenje Urban (Sarajevo, Bosnia)

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Maher Mahmoud og Art Ensemble Syd
Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

Maher Mahmoud og Art Ensemble Syd

Kulturer mødes og spændende musik opstår
Art Ensemble Syd har inviteret den syriske oud-spiller og komponist Maher Mahmoud til en gensidig udforskning af musikalske kulturer.

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Maher Mahmoud og Art Ensemble Syd går på musikalsk opdagelse i hinandens musiktraditioner og sammen genfortolker de deres forskellige musikalske ophav.
En række danske og nordiske folkesange bliver genfortolket i en arabisk tone på en bund af aktuel jazz. Syriske folkesange og Maher Mahmouds egne kompositioner bliver omformede og præget af en nordisk tone.
Maher Mahmoud er blevet kendt for sit elegante oud-spil. Oud kan beskrives som en slags arabisk guitar. Med en markant og inciterende lyd giver Mahmouds oud-spil en hel speciel farve til danske folkesange som 'Ebbe Skammelsen' og 'Marken er Mejet'.
Spang-Hanssens sopransaxofon danner bro mellem den østlige og vestlige sound, når musikerne samles om deres fælles glæde: At skabe nye musikalske blandingsformer, spille og være sammen, lære hinanden at kende og sammen passe godt på vores fælles planet.

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Maher Mahmoud og Art Ensemble Syd
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Maher Mahmoud og Art Ensemble Syd

Denne lørdag er der Kulturbazar i Schweizerhallen. En række foreninger og frivillige har boder i foyeren og i salen er der koncert kl. 14 med Maher Mahmoud og Art Ensemble Syd. Vær med til en dag hvor dansk og mellemøstlig kultur mødes – både musikalsk og ved boderne i bazaren..

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Om koncerten:

Art Ensemble Syd har inviteret den syriske oud-spiller og komponist Maher Mahmoud til en gensidig udforskning af musikalske kulturer.
Maher Mahmoud og Art Ensemble Syd går på musikalsk opdagelse i hinandens musiktraditioner og sammen genfortolker de deres forskellige musikalske ophav.
En række danske og nordiske folkesange bliver genfortolket i en arabisk tone på en bund af aktuel jazz. Syriske folkesange og Maher Mahmouds egne kompositioner bliver omformede og præget af en nordisk tone.
Maher Mahmoud er blevet kendt for sit elegante oud-spil. Oud kan beskrives som en slags arabisk guitar. Med en markant og inciterende lyd giver Mahmouds oud-spil en hel speciel farve til danske folkesange som ‘Ebbe Skammelsen’ og ‘Marken er Mejet’.
Spang-Hanssens sopransaxofon danner bro mellem den østlige og vestlige sound, når musikerne samles om deres fælles glæde: At skabe nye musikalske blandingsformer, spille og være sammen, lære hinanden at kende og sammen passe godt på vores fælles planet.

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Reflections X Orhan Özgür Turan & Maher Mahmoud
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Reflections X Orhan Özgür Turan & Maher Mahmoud

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Det turkise telt and Kunsthal Aarhus invites you to join us the 9th of December for Reflections - an exclusive own production!

As a part of the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 finale, det turkise telt collaborates with Kunsthal Aarhus to present the concert Reflections:

Experience:
- Blue Foundation
- Orhan Özgür Turan & Maher Mahmoud
- NordSang


Through three days of production these different artists will unify their sound and create the music we will hear on December the 9th. On this evening Kunsthal Aarhus will be divided into three different stages. Each of them centered around one of the three musical sources. The unified sound however, will be present wherever one choses to experience the concert from. This invites the audience to explore and move about in the different corners of the soundscape, while constantly being in the midst of the whole. The same concert will be presented two times.

Reflections is about the intersections of music, traditions and people. We are mirrored in our city, in our surroundings and reflect the communities we are a part of. With Reflections we celebrate this meeting and experiment with the possibilities of the concert. Swing by Kunsthal Aarhus on the 9th of December and take part in a total-concert, a musical journey and a unique evening.

The event is free

Doors: 19:00
Show 1: 20:30
Show 2: 23:00

Blue Foundation: Consisting of Tobias Wilner and Bo Rande, Blue Foundation is an internationally acclaimed electronic/dream pop duo. Known for their high quality and wide reach in musical expressions, Blue Foundation's latest accomplishment is the well-recieved album 'Blood Moon' from 2016.

Orhan Özgür Turan & Maher Mahmoud: Orhan and Maher are not only some of the best oudists and baglama/saz-players in Scandinavia, but are also strong representatives of Middle-Eastern and Anatolian musical traditions. With an impressive track record of projects and collaborations behind them, Orhan and Maher always carry with them a strong musical curiosity.

NordSang: Led by the talented Freja Nørager, a part of the NordSang-choir will contribute with their classical and rhythmical abilities. The choir was formed in 2015, but have already given multiple concerts nationally and abroad.

Kunsthal Aarhus: As one of the oldest art halls in Denmark, Kunsthal Aarhus has a long history of presenting contemporary art on an international level. Last year Kunsthal Aarhus participated in the Northside-festival, and was this summer invited to create a total-installation for Roskilde Festival.

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The Syrian Culture Caravan
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00
The Syrian Culture Caravan
Nov
3
to Nov 4

The Syrian Culture Caravan

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SYRISK KULTURKARAVANE

Der er lagt op til to farverige dage, når Syrisk Kulturkaravane gæster Hjørring og Vendsyssel Teater. Karavanen er en yderst farverig gruppe højt uddannede musikere, der optræder i forskellige ensembler med et alsidigt repertoire inden for arabisk og europæisk musik. Musik der svinger smukt fra det klassiske over det jazzagtige til hiphop. Karavanen er bredt internationalt sammensat, men kernen består af landflygtige syriske musikere, der på grund af krigen i Syrien ikke kan optræde i deres hjemland. Karavanen på tur tæller typisk 20-30 musikere.

OG... der er meget andet end musik på programmet i de to dage. Der vil være digtoplæsning, historiefortælling på dansk og arabisk, dans og folkemusik, jonglørkunst, sanglege og teatersjov for børn af forskellig etnisk herkomst og musikpassiar imellem den syriske oud-spiller Maher Mahmoud og Niels Hausgaard.

Teatercaféen ”Hos Uffe” har i anledning af Kulturkaravenen sat ”Syriens Gryder” på menukortet.

PROGRAM  

Gratis arrangementer - i foyérområdet / 3. og 4. november

10:00 – 16:00 - Forskellige optrædener igennem hele dagen med digtoplæsning, historiefortælling på dansk og arabisk, dans og folkemusik, jonglørkunst,sanglege for børn m.m.  

 

Koncerter -  i salene/ 3.november

17:30                  Koncert med medlemmer af Syrisk Kulturkaravane og elever fra Hjørring Musiske Skole
                             Populære syriske melodier arrangeret af Shalan Alhamwy og Maher Mahmoud                   

19:00                  Syrian Expat Ensemble
                             oud, violin og percussion   
                             syrisk klassisk music og folkemusik

20:30                  Dunia
                            cimbalon, cud, harmonika, sousafon, trombone, taragot, klarinet, arabisk slagtøj           
                            septet spiller verdensmusik i verdensklasse - der rører ører, hjerte og fødder

                            Jasmin String Quartet og Syrian Expat Ensemble  - 16 musikere i en symfonietta med uhørte instrumentsammensætninger
                            Værker af Maher Mahmoud
                            Violin, violin, bratsch og cello

            

Koncerter -  i salene/ 4. november

14:00                  ”Dans med din nabo”
                             dansk og syrisk dans for alle med danselystne fødder

15:00                  Bakri Hemmami og Bilal Irshed
                             Sang/rammetromme og oud.
                             Bakri mestrer Sufi-sange som han har lært af de største mestre i Aleppo. Sammen med Bilals oud kan Bakri’s stemme og tromme skabe en stor spirituel oplevelse.

16:00                  Musikpassiar - Niels Hausgaard og Maher Mahmoud
                             Samtale om musik over grænser

17:00                   Jasmin String Quartet spiller værker af Syriske komponister fra 1950 – 2017  
                              Nouri Iskandar, Dia Succari, Shalan Alhamwy, samt uropføres ”What Remains…? ” af Nadim Housni.

20:00                  Refugees of Rap
                             Hiphop i verdensklasse

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