Mohammed (Ziko) Ghunaim
Die Elektroband Nakriz besteht aus Yazan Al Sabbagh, Saleh Katbeh und Hasan Al Nour. Die drei Musiker spielen Klarinette, Oud und Kanoun, singen, und bringen eine exquisite Auswahl an elektronischen und orientalischen Melodien zusammen. Nakriz bringt „Arabic Dance House" auf die Thalia Gaußbühne.
Mittlerweile leben die drei syrischen Künstler in Berlin und bauen Brücken zwischen ihrer eigenen Kultur und der ihrer neuen Umgebung. Mit den Tönen und Beats erschaffen sie die Vision einer transkulturellen Gesellschaft, ausgehend von Damaskus, wo sich die drei Musiker trafen, bis nach Berlin, der Hauptstadt der arabischen Diaspora.
Nakriz produziert die dynamischen Klänge von Techno, Folktronic, Global Bass, House und mehr – gemeinsam mit all den großartigen Menschen, die sie unterstützen.
Die Aufzeichnung des Konzerts fand am 28.11.2020 im Rahmen von „5 Jahre Embassy of Hope“ auf der Studiobühne im Thalia in der Gaußstraße statt.
Am 6.02.2021 um 20 Uhr auf ThaliaDigital
Embassy Lounge Vol.4: Tremolos on the Silk Road
Musicians, musical instruments and music itself have always been on the move. In music, as in other aspects of culture, the history of the Silk Road is marked by the exchange between two great cultural spheres. The Embassy Lounge focuses on the musical significance of this road, tracing its path from Damascus to the Levant.
Sam, Hasan and Yazan are from Syria and form the Sham Trio. They started playing music together in Damascus during the war. For almost three years they played in Damascus, Homs, Latakia and Beirut. Meanwhile they live in Berlin and introduce their audience to the beauty and spirituality of their musical influences - through the warmth of Damascus and its stony alleys between churches and mosques.
The electric band Nakriz was founded by Yazan Al Sabbagh, Saleh Katbeh and Hasan Al Nour. The three musicians play clarinet, oud and kanoun, sing and bring together the best selection of electronic and oriental melodies. Nakriz brings the best "Arabic Dance Fusion" to the stage.
22 March 2020, Nachtasyl
Embassy Lounge Vol. 3: Sounds of Sahara
The third edition of the Embassy Lounge presents Mirage Band 8 and Hogir Göregen & Hakan Tu rul. The members of the Mirage 8 Band come from Syria, Iran and Mexico, among other countries - they are united by their passion for jazzy fusion sounds. The Berlin duo Hogir Göregen & Hakan Tu rul play well-known, traditional Persian melodies, their own songs and improvisations on santur and daf/tombak.
Hogir Göregen & Hakan Tu rul
In 2011, Hogir Göregen and Hakan Tugrul founded the band Resonance Collective (Temir Taiksa) in Istanbul. Their first album was released under the name "Coalesce" and is entirely written and composed by the two musicians. With the album in their luggage, Hakan Tugrul and Hogir Göregen have played at various venues and appeared in several TV shows. Currently, both are active in the Berlin music scene and perform as a duo. In this duo formation, they play well-known, traditional Persian melodies on santoor and daf/tombak, their own works but also improvisations.
Mirage Band 8
It's like a mirage, on the stage of Große Freiheit 36, the unique sound of Mirage 8 unfolds, artists from all over the world brought together by fate in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Their unusual music does not fit into the category of rock band, and yet Mirage 8 has made it to the final round of the Oxmox competition. Because their melodies reflect the richness of cultures. The universe has sealed the musicians' fate and brought them together with virtuosos from all over the world. They come from Syria, Iran, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico and Germany. The guitarist and founder of the band Amir Soltani left his home country Iran. As a boy he played funk and heavy metal at private parties. Amir's singing comes from deep in his heart, he sings in Farsi. Each band member of Mirage 8 sings in a different language and yet they understand each other. "Music is our universal language and connects our souls." Amir Soltani played with many bands after he fled. But it was with Mirage 8 that he found his home "We are living our dream and have found a new family through music." Then in the diaspora in Hamburg, he met Abed Harsony, a classical Arabic oud player from Syria.
08 December 2019, Nachtasyl
He started learning percussions to become a professional Djembe player along with his band “Gebebara Unity Drums”. In 2018 Jundi launched his finger-drumming and live beat making project, using his talents in playing multiple instruments to produce live music on stage. The Syrian MC lives in Paris.
25 October 2019 Nachtasyl