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DOOR JAN KLUPPER
2016-11-30 07:00:00 • 7 min lezen

Rima Khcheich - Washwishni album Release Tour

''The absolute queen of the night. What a beautiful voice and such touching music.'' - De Volkskrant

Rima Khcheich is Lebanon’s most prominent singer of the ‘younger' generation. She is well known for her qualities as a classical Arabic singer and the way she transforms this music to a contemporary new sound. Together with her Dutch musicians she developed a style of music that uses the best of both worlds, beautiful melodies and complex rhythms of the Arabic tradition combined with the advanced harmony and improvisation of the European music.

After five successful albums combining classical repertoire with contemporary music she now recorded her latest album Washwishni with fifteen newly composed songs. She wrote most of the songs in collaboration with Lebanese artist and director Rabih Mroué and some of the compositions were specially written for her by Egyptian composer Fouad Abdel Majeed. The songs form an almost satirical comment on the concerns of the younger Arab generation such as immigration,religion, revolution and love. This amazing album will also be released on vinyl in January.

Album line-up:

Rima Khcheich (Lebanon) - vocalsTony Overwater - acoustic bassMaarten Ornstein - clarinetMaarten van der Grinten - guitarRuven Ruppik - percussion

 

De dates and locations of the three concerts:

Vrijdag 25 november  // 20:30 // Amsterdam, de Meervaart

Zaterdag 26 november // 20:00 // Leiden, Sijthoff 

(duo Rima Khcheich & Tony Overwater)

Zondag 27 november // 15:00 // Den Haag, Korzo

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