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NAÏSSAM JALAL & RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE

NAÏSSAM JALAL FLUTE, NAY MEHDI CHAÏB SAXOPHONES TENOR, SOPRANO / KARTSTEN HOCHAPFEL GUITAR, CELLO / MATYAS SZANDAI DOUBLE BASS / FRANCESCO PASTACALDI DRUMS

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Also known as "The Lady Flute on the Groove", Naïssam Jalal may be the most unexpected surprise of the fertile improvisers' French scene. Born in Paris of Syrian parents, she first settled in Damas where she learned the nay flute and extended her musical researches with Egyptian violin master Abdu Dagher and oud player Hazem Shaheen. Back in France, she founded the cosmopolitan Rhythms of Resistance ensemble. This great melting-pot has so many inputs and impulses that influences and ranges are turned upside down. These Rhythms of Resistance remind us that resistance is a fresh, healthful, salutary idea, deeply joyful, beyond all logo and slogan.

 

DHAFER YOUSSEF QUINTET

+ Orchestre de 26 cordes / Composition DHAFER YOUSSEF / Direction LAURENT GOOSSAERT

DHAFER YOUSSEF OUD, VOCALS, COMPOSITIONS / KRISTJIAN RANDALU PIANO / EIVIND AARSET ELECTRIC GUITAR / PHIL DONKIN DOUBLE BASS / CHANDER SARDJOE DRUMS
DHAFER YOUSSEF SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA, 26 STRINGS
LAURENT GOOSSAERT DIRECTION
FREDERIC NOREL ARRANGEMENTS

Dhafer Youssef is one of the contemporary masters of oud and Sufi chant, combining ancestral culture, traditional Jazz and improvised music. Born in Teboulba in Tunisia, he has lived in Vienna, meeting point between East and West, and has always worked at getting together lyrical seeds and epic grooves. For his Sons d'hiver concert, Dhafer Youssef has prepared a passionate meeting of oud, jazz and a string ensemble. What's fascinating in his music is the resonant space he spreads as if each note's vibration was aiming at a sound fullness, stage by stage. And in between scales of colours, of tones, of refinements, step in the strings, deeper and deeper. Each time closer to ecstasy