Welcome to the captivating world of Anouar Brahem. For years, this Tunisian jazz musician has been touring the world with his oud – an Arabic lute.
He has pulled the oud from the obscure shadows of accompaniment and set it under the spotlight, with his own compositions and with performances at the biggest venues.
Brahem has written a great deal of film and theatre music and has also worked with big names such as Maurice Béjart. Since 1990 he has produced around ten albums that have won many accolades, including an Edison Award in 2006 and the Echo Jazz Award in 2010.
The Ghent Festival has booked Brahem with his latest album, Souvenance. As always, he bridges the gap between East and West, in an eclectic mix of musical styles. With guitar, oud, bass clarinet and piano, Brahem effortlessly interweaves Arabic sounds and Western instruments. Souvenance is a musical testament to the events of the Arab Spring, a collective remembrance in eleven melancholy scores.
It will be an intimate, lyrical concert to immerse yourself in...
A co-production with HoGent-School of Arts - MIRY Concert Hall.
Anouar Brahem Quartet
Anouar Brahem, oud
François Couturier, piano
Klaus Gesing, bass clarinet
Björn Meyer, bass guitar