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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Dunia & Bola Suriana
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

Dunia & Bola Suriana

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It has succeeded in getting the great multicultural Dunia to set the road past Halkær Kro. Anchor Morten Carlsen has collected the 9 musicians with the purpose of bridging cultural differences and presenting musicians, each of which is stars on each instrument. A truly unique musical experience with world music at the highest level!

Bola Suriana is back on tour in Denmark and we repeat the success of the last time they visited Halkær Kro. The 6-man band of Michoacán in Mexico has featured more than 25 years of tours worldwide as one of Latin America's most significant orchestras in the interpretation of traditional South American folk music.

Dunia and Bola Suriana, in addition to presenting their own music, will join the stage and unite their cultures in a magical set as the end of this unique evening with world music.

The concert is organized in collaboration with Klub Fokus, Aalborg.

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Bridging Music from Syria & Turkey
Sep
3
1:30 PM13:30

Bridging Music from Syria & Turkey

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Conductor: Jens Christian Jensen
Soloists:
Maher Mahmoud, Oud
Orhan Turan,  Saz & Singer

The concert presents two major musical profiles from Turkey and Syria, respectively. Two instrumental equilibriumists, both resident in Aarhus, are presented: Saz player and singer Orhan Özgür Turan from Turkey and Maher Mahmoud from Syria, who plays Oud and is also a soloist at the Royal Academy of Music.
The repertoire is a mix of traditional music and original compositions of the two soloists.

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Bridging Music from Syria & Turkey
Aug
31
9:00 PM21:00

Bridging Music from Syria & Turkey

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Conductor: Jens Christian Jensen
Soloists:
Maher Mahmoud, Oud
Orhan Turan,  Saz & Singer

The concert presents two major musical profiles from Turkey and Syria, respectively. Two instrumental equilibriumists, both resident in Aarhus, are presented: Saz player and singer Orhan Özgür Turan from Turkey and Maher Mahmoud from Syria, who plays Oud and is also a soloist at the Royal Academy of Music.
The repertoire is a mix of traditional music and original compositions of the two soloists.

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Bridging Music from Syria, Turkey & Bulgaria
Aug
27
3:00 PM15:00

Bridging Music from Syria, Turkey & Bulgaria

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Conductor: Jens Christian Jensen
Soloists:
Maher Mahmoud, Oud
Orhan Turan,  Saz & Singer
Gergana Dimitrova, Gadulka & Singer

The concert presents three major musical profiles from Bulgaria, Turkey and Syria, respectively. As a special guest, Bulgarian singer and gadulka player Gergana Dimitrova will lead the choir of the Royal Danish Academy of Music and participate as a soloist. Dimitrova is a singer in two very prominent Bulgarian groups: "Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices" and "Eva Quartet", which she has performed worldwide.
In addition, two instrumental equilibriumists, both resident in Aarhus, are presented: Saz player and singer Orhan Özgür Turan from Turkey and Maher Mahmoud from Syria, who plays Oud and is also a soloist at the Royal Academy of Music.
The repertoire is a mix of traditional music and original compositions of the three soloists.

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Bridging Music from Syria, Turkey & Bulgaria
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Bridging Music from Syria, Turkey & Bulgaria

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Conductor: Jens Christian Jensen
Soloists:
Maher Mahmoud, Oud
Orhan Turan,  Saz & Singer
Gergana Dimitrova, Gadulka & Singer

The concert presents three major musical profiles from Bulgaria, Turkey and Syria, respectively. As a special guest, Bulgarian singer and gadulka player Gergana Dimitrova will lead the choir of the Royal Danish Academy of Music and participate as a soloist. Dimitrova is a singer in two very prominent Bulgarian groups: "Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices" and "Eva Quartet", which she has performed Worldwide.
In addition, two instrumental equilibriumists, both resident in Aarhus, are presented: Saz player and singer Orhan Özgür Turan from Turkey and Maher Mahmoud from Syria, who plays Oud and is also a soloist at the Royal Academy of Music.
The repertoire is a mix of traditional music and original compositions of the three soloists.

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Dunia + Calibut Band
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Dunia + Calibut Band

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Dunia & CALIBUT BAND share stage and musicians for an evening of outstanding world music.

Dunia – 1. part
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.

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 pop music, to open soundscapes and African dance beats. Music for hearts and feet. Shake, move, and let your ears marvel.

CALIBUT BAND – 2. part.
Romanian-born George Mihalache took the initiative to form CALIBUT BAND.

The band also consists of Simon Don Eriksen from Denmark, Swedish-Turkish Ruhi Erdogan, Jonathan Ahlbom from Sweden, and Morten Lind from Denmark. Geroge Mihalache carefully selected the members for their superior attitude, their unique ability to immersive themselves in their music while they perform, as well as their passion for their work.

The five musicians form a special constellation based on gypsy music and traditional Eastern European folk music from Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, and former Yugoslavia.

According to CALIBUT BAND, their music does not have a single country of origin but many. Like wandering gypsies, CALIBUT brings their audience along on a lively and fiery musical journey with daring instrumental combinations.

CALIBUT plays dance music with harmonica, cimbalon, trumpet, tuba, and clarinet, and creates a special, energetic experience. With soulful and melodious harmonies, the nerve and melancholy of gypsy music comes alive.

The project is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.
 

www.duniatales.com/about-dunia

www.facebook.com/calibutband

www.da.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mihalache

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MIDDLE EARTH TRIO
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

MIDDLE EARTH TRIO

World premier MIDDLE EARTH TRIO at Café Cadeau.
World Scene Platform, Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Maher Mahmoud, oud
Simon Spang-Hanssen, saxofones & flute
Ayi Solomon, percussion

Compositions by Maher and Simon

Entré kr. 100, tickets at the door

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