A unique musical production bringing together musicians from diverse cultures guided by Grand Maestro Jordi Savall, who embodies the same values as Yehudi Menuhin (sharing, respect of diversity, co-creation and intercultural dialogue). Musicians from Israel, Syria, Turkey, Greece and Spain will perform a musical dialogue which includes songs of Christian, Sephardic, Ottoman and Arab-Andalusian origins. Prompted by the large flows of migrants and refugees throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, this theme aims at raising awareness of the cultural richness of the countries bordering the Mare Nostrum. The concert will demonstrate how music can serve an even more prominent role in cultural diplomacy.

Jordi Savall and his musicians for an intercultural dialogue through music

Jordi Savall’s generous, charismatic conducting and its refined, radiant, dramatic interpretation on the fiddle and the rebab, whose treasures of expressiveness he helps us discover, invites us to the core of a distant land where harmony and peace finally reign.

The Maestro courageously gives a voice to suffering men and women. At the feet of olive trees, on the shores of an intensely blue Mediterranean sea, shepherds and musicians come together to tell us about the extraordinary beauty of the world.

Alongside Jordi Savall, there will be Waed Bouhassoun, accompanying himself on the oud, and Moslem Rahal, a virtuoso Syrian flautist (on a ney) as well as other singers and musicians whose instruments are all of Mediterranean and/or eastern origin. Morocco, Italy, Israel, Lebanon and Turkey are thus brought together to share with us the most beautiful values. We are strangely bewitched while listening to them. This music brings us back to the banks of the Euphrates river in those spellbinding, lost or still vibrant cities – Damascus, Bagdad, Alep… Mari or Babylon – where our origins lay.           (Monique Parmentier)

ARTISTS

Orit Atar (Israel) Voice

Waed Bouhassoun (Syria)Voice

Katerina Papadopoulou (Greece) Voice

 

Haïg Sarikouyoumdjian Duduk&Belul

Moslem Rahal Ney

Yurdal Tokcan Oud

Hakan Güngör  Kanun

Dimitri Psonis Santur& Moresca

Pedro Estevan Percussion

 

Jordi Savall
Fiddle, Rebec & Conducting