Jiraan Ensemble: 'Sirto' (album release)

In between Greek, Turkish and Arabic music traditions

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Numbered seats - theater

19:00 Doors
20:15 Concert

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In between Greek, Turkish and Arabic music traditions

Jiraan is a music collective led by violinist and composer Shalan Alhamwy. Twelve top-class musicians explore their common musical ground within Middle Eastern, jazz and Balkan music traditions. They create a cross-cultural "sound" that sounds recognizable and fresh at the same time.

With this latest project, Jiraan goes in search of the roots of the sirto(s), an instrumental musical form found in Greek, Turkish and Arabic music traditions. Traditionally, the music accompanies a popular dance in which dancers join hands to form a chain or circle, similar to the hora from the Balkans, the halay from Turkey and the dabke from the Levant.

All these influences come together in one ensemble and one marvelous concert evening. 

Shalan Alhamwy (SY|BE - violin & arrangements), Mohamad Aldouri (IQ|BE - violin), Ibrahim Kahila (SY|BE - viola & vocal), Emine Bostanci (TR|NL - kemenche), Damla Aydin (TR|BE - cello), Kathrien Bos (NL|BE - double bass), Omar Znkawan (SY|DE - sax & clarinet), Lucie Lelaurain (FR|NL - duduk & flute), Maher Mahmoud (SY|DK - oed), Galina Velikova (BG|BE - vocals), Jacobus Thiele (DE|NL - percussion), Jonas Malfliet (BE - piano & accordion)



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