|Alif Ensemble is holding its first concert in Cairo at Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center on Friday, 7 June, 2013 at 8:00 PM. This concert is a part of the Alif Ensemble’s tour in the Arab Region in Summer 2013.
About the Ensemble:
Formed by some of the brightest musical talent from across the Arab world, the Alif Ensemble brings together artists from Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and Iraq. Conceived by multi- talented oud player and serial collaborator Khyam Allami in partnership with two of the most inventive and independent Arabic musicians of today – Palestinian composer and vocalist Tamer Abu Ghazaleh and Egyptian electronica musician Maurice Louca – the Alif Ensemble is a pan- Arabic collaboration. This core trio is joined by musicians from both traditional and contemporary Arabic music disciplines, including percussionist Khaled Yassine (Lebanon) and bassist Khaled Omran (Syria).
In a review of one the band’s very first performances The Wire, the UK’s premiere experimental and Avant-Garde music magazine, described the Alif Ensemble as:
“a vehicle for original composition, attuned to the traditions of Arabic music, but applying a rock dynamic to their delivery […] The dominant Alif character is one of a collective sound, each member working at the service of the compositions, rarely stepping forward to solo, and usually sounding equally balanced.
Khyam Allami: Oud
Tamer Abu Ghazaleh: Vocals, Buzuq
Maurice Louca: Electronics
Bashar Fran: Bass
Khaled Yassine: Percussion
Tickets Fees: 25 EGP
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