Hijaz in Den Hopsack in Antwerpen

8 november 2015

zaterdag, 21 november, 2015 – 21:00
Hijaz is a multi-ethnic group based around the dialogue between the oud and the piano. Hijaz is an Arabic musical scale but also holds a clear reference to jazz. Where Arabic music is the starting point, jazz is the open attitude towards diverse musical cultures.

Hijaz is a close quartet exploring differences and similarities in Mediterranean cultures in order to create harmony, warmth and musical beauty. On their 3th CD called Nahadin, Hijaz reinvented itself to the essence, the source of the musicality and in their compositions.

In this new form Hijaz experimented, composed and recorded new music in the summer of 2013 with to guests: Abir Nasraoui (voice, Tunesia) and Carlo Rizzo (percussion, Italy). With mutual respect and understanding Hijaz accomplished what in real life seems so hard: to unite cultures.

Musically Nahadin is the next step for Hijaz. Loosing all boundaries, all grip, Hijaz dulges into Music. No more verse, chorus and bridge, just organic music that flows like water and enchants the listener.

Moufadhel Adhoum (Tun) : Oud
Niko Deman (B-Gr): Piano
Rui Salgado (P): Bass
Chryster Aerts (B): Percussion


Den Hopsack, Grote Pieter Potstraat 24, 2000 Antwerpen

Hijaz in Den Hopsack in Antwerpen

22 april 2013

Zaterdag 25 mei (21:00 uur) HIJAZ

Een bijzonder huwelijk tussen een instrument uit de westerse traditie en een uit het Midden-Oosten: piano en oud!

Niko Deman (piano), Moufadhel Adhoum (oud), Rui Salgado (contrabas, Bansuri) en Chryster Aerts (percussie)

Den Hopsack, Grote Pieter Potstraat 24, B-2000 Antwerpen