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

Dunia & Bola Suriana

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
1:30pm 1:30pm

Bridging Music from Syria & Turkey

Conductor: Jen 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
9:00pm 9:00pm

Bridging Music from Syria & Turkey

Conductor: Jen 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
3:00pm 3:00pm

Bridging Music from Syria, Turkey & Bulgaria

Conductor: Jen 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
8:00pm 8:00pm

Bridging Music from Syria, Turkey & Bulgaria

Conductor: Jen 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
8:00pm 8:00pm

Dunia + Calibut Band

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Mar
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Ensemble of Syrian Musicians

15 March marks the 6th anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian revolution. We will mark the anniversary at this year's opening ceremony at DR Koncerthuset with the European premiere of the Danish Sundance winner 'Last Men in Aleppo', from one of the fronts of the Syrian civil war. The evening is presented in collaboration with Normann Copenhagen and Roskilde Festival, who are behind the concert with The Ensemble of Syrian Musicians who last year opened the Orange Stage at Roskilde.
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Maher Mahmoud + Art Ensemble Syd
Nov
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Maher Mahmoud + Art Ensemble Syd

Maher Mahmoud er en eftertragtet konservatorieuddannet musiker og har tidligere spillet sammen med kunstnere som Damon Albarn, Brian Eno og Dicte.
»Mahmouds elegante spil på oud, et traditionelt strengeinstrument, tryllebandt publikum og udløste store klapsalver.«
– Koncertomtale, Lokalavisen Sønderborg
I 2016 har Mahmoud indledt et frugtbart musikalsk samarbejde med Art Ensemble Syd. Det er allerede blevet til en række koncerter på Sønderborg Bibliotek. Her tog et begejstret publikum rigtig godt imod musikken, der bedst kan beskrives som en musikalsk smeltedigel som forener arabiske og europæiske musiktraditioner i et spændende musikalsk udtryk.
»Musikken er et fælles projekt, og vi har en naturlig respekt for hinanden. Er der noget, der er positivt at mødes om, så er det netop musikken!«
– Niels Præstholm, Art Ensemble Syd
Musikglæde som fællesnævner
»Det er en spændende udfordring, at vi kommer fra forskellige kulturer og sprogbaggrund. Men vi er alle musikere og som musiker udtrykker man det samme: Nemlig følelser. Er man glad, er man glad. Det er det samme uanset hvor man er fra« siger Niels Præstholm, frontmand i Art Ensemble Syd.
Efterårsturné for børn og unge
I november 2016 spiller Maher Mahmoud & Art Ensemble Syd en række koncerter for 8.-9.-klasses elever i Sønderborg Kommune. Denne koncert har du en chance for at høre denne aften på Sønderborghus.

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Nov
5
3:15pm 3:15pm

Due Abo Gabi & Maher

Den syrisk-palestinske sangeren Abo Gabi har studert musikk og sang i Damaskus og i Tyrkia. Han slapp sitt første album Hijaz Harb i Beirut i 2014. Han vant Samir Kassir-prisen for ytringsfrihet i Libanon i 2015. Abo Gabi har også skrevet musikk for film- og teaterproduksjoner. For tiden jobber han sammen med internasjonale musikere med sitt nye album Chaghaf.

Maher Mahmoud er en syrisk komponist og oudist. Han ble født i 1986 i Salamiya – en by i midten av Syria. Han flyttet til Damaskus med sin mor som barn, og bodde der til 2012, da han reiste til Jordan for en kort periode. I 2013 flyttet Maher til Danmark, der han for tiden bor. Maher arbeider med flere prosjekter, som spenner fra arabisk musikk til jazz og klassisk orientalsk musikk. Han er i ferd med å starte et nytt nettverk av syriske profesjonelle musikere rundt om i Europa i samarbeid med danske musikere i Danmark, hvor han har etablert Den Syriske Expat Ensemble. Maher komponerer også sin egen musikk. Han eksperimenter med oud i ulike musikkstiler. Debutalbumet Mirage ble utgitt i 2010.

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 Musikpassiar med Maher Mahmoud / Interview
Oct
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Musikpassiar med Maher Mahmoud / Interview

Til anden udgave af Musikpassiar interviewer journalist Sanne Gram Fadel den syriske oudspiller Maher Mahmoud om sin musik, og om at flygte som musiker. Herefter spiller han et par numre på sin oud.
Maher Mahmoud flygtede i 2012 fra det krigshærgede Syrien. Nu er han ved at bygge en karriere op i et nyt land, og sidste sommer var han med til at åbne Orange Scene på Roskilde Festival sammen med Damon Albarn & The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians.
Maher Mahmoud uddannede sig på det arabiske strengeinstrument oud på konservatoriet i Damaskus. Her var han en del af en progressiv bevægelse, hvor man fusionerede klassisk og moderne syrisk musik. I dag spiller han nykomponeret og mere traditionel syrisk musik i bandet Syrian Expat Ensemble og world jazz i Dunia, der er et band bestående af musikere med rødder i forskellige dele af verden.
Sanne Gram Fadel er studievært på DR2, Danmarks Radio og forfatter til bogen ”Farvel, mit Syrien” om Syrien, borgerkrigen og den efterfølgende flygtningesituation.
Billetpris: 50 kr.
Arrangementet vil foregå på engelsk.
Musikpassiar er en række interviewevents med nogle af de musikere indenfor verdensmusik, som bobler frem med kreative fortolkninger af alverdens musiktraditioner, forskellige genremix og fortællinger fra en ny global verden.

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Eyes on Syria, Exhibition Opening
Oct
1
12:15pm12:15pm

Eyes on Syria, Exhibition Opening

  • 5 Blågårds Plads København, 2200 Denmark (map)
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Maher (Oud) & Salam Susu (Singer)

Duoen Maher & Salam står for det musikalske indslag på lørdag. 
Begge havde store musikkarrierer i Syrien, inden de kom til Danmark, og studerede også musik sammen på konservatoriet.

Maher og Salam havde ikke set hinanden i mange år, da de ved et tilfælde, mødte hinanden igen sidste år, da de blev en del af Den Syriske Kulturkaravane.

Maher Mahmoud på oud
Maher blev færdig med sin konservatorieuddannelse i 2010 og er kendt og efterspurgt for sit spil og sine kompositioner. Han kom til Danmark i 2013, da krigen for alvor greb om sig i hjemlandet Syrien. 
På tre år har Maher skabt sig en karriere i Danmark og var bl.a. med til at åbne Roskilde Festival 2016 sammen med Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music og Damon Albarn fra Blur. Han har desuden startet truppen The Syrian Expat Ensemble.

Salam Mohamad Susu på piano og vokal
Salam var professor i musik på universitet i den syriske by Homs, før hun kom til Danmark for knap et år siden.
Siden da har hun spillet piano og harpe på Det Kongelige Teater, bl.a. i forestillingen Uropa – En Asylballet.

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