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Omar Znkawan & Band: Oriental melodies meet jazz

Datum - 11.12.2019
20:30 - 22:30 Uhr

Famous Arabic melodies and fascinating Jazz meet each other in this special concert.
Concert beginning: 20:30
Ticket Price: 5€
Omar Znkawan and his varied guests present to you Fairouz and Oum Kalthum in a new jazz interpretation. As another highlight in this evening, they bring jazz pieces also with Arabic instruments.
Omar Znkawan Band:
Omar Znkawan (Sax / Clarinet – SYR)
Shalan Alhamwy (Violin – SYR)
Shingo Ali Masuda (Kanoun – JAP)
Wataru Saito (Bass – JAP)
Cem Dinler (Piano – TUR)
Can Tüfekcioglu (Drums – TUR)
Omar Znkawan is a Syrian saxophonist, clarinetist and composer who has lived in Berlin since 2018 and works on his project „Arabic Jazz Music“. At the moment Omar is Fellow of the program „Weltoffenes Berlin 2019“ of the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe and cooperates with the „WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN“.
He is working to renew Arabic music by adding new rhythms and harmonies to the musical forms in order to spread the oriental atmosphere in Western styles. On the saxophone in particular, his aim is to introduce it into a new image with Arabic instruments by playing the quarter-tone in Arabic melodies and improvising in the Arab-Jazz-Style.