OSAMA ABDULRASOL QUINTET

Enter the musical universe of qanun player Osama Abdulrasol. With his quintet he takes you on a fascinating journey, from traditional Babylonian sounds, to jazz and contemporary music. Osama performed almost everywhere in the world with artists as Goran Bregovic, Dirk Brossé, Claron McFadden, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and many others. In his way of playing and in his compositions you will recognize both the mastership from the ancient Iraq, as well as the creativity and the open mind of the true cosmopolitan. Belgian cultural prize winner 2013 - Gent

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Osama Abdulrasol (Qanun & compositions)

Osama Abdulrasol (OsArt) is a composer, producer and qanunplayer and visual Artist. He was born in Babylon (Iraq) and he studied western music (classical guitar) in the UK and eastern music (qanun or Arabic lap harp) in Iraq.

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Jedid

Jedid is the new album of Osama Abdulrasol quintet. it will be released on 30 september in De roma in Antwerpen - Belgium at 20:30

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Philippe Thuriot (Accordion)

is internationally recognized as one of the most virtuoso and versatile accordion players of this moment, loved both in the world of jazz as in the classical music scene. He was the first to record Bach's Goldberg Variations on accordion.

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François Taillefer (Percussions)

evokes with his unique collection of percussion instruments all the possible rhythms from India till the Middle East.

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Helena Schoeters (Soprano)

toured as a soprano singer all around Europe. She mixes in a unique way classical and traditional elements in her voice, which makes her the perfect interpreter of Osama Abdulrasol's compositions.

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Lode Vercampt (Cello)

enriches both with his multitude of styles and sounds, as with his ability in improvisation the musical world of the quintet.

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