Tue, 18 Feb|
YALLAH YALLAH PRESENTS: MASTERS OF SYRIA
Time & Location
18 Feb 2020, 20:30
Amsterdam, Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam, Netherlands
About the event
Masters of Syria is an occasional orchestra that largely consists of members of the Syrian National Orchestra of Arabic Music. Because of the war in Syria, many of the orchestra members fled their home country. Damon Alborn (Blur, Gorrillaz) took the initiative to get this orchestra back together, under the name Syrian National Orchestra, and toured the world with them. Nowadays the group performs under the name "Masters of Syria" at festivals and in concert halls in Europe. The orchestra is conducted by Basel Saleh, who is from Homs (1975) and studied at the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus. Among other things, he was "Conductor of Orchestra of Syrian Musicians (Africa Express)" and "Conductor of the choir at the Academy of Art and The Arabic Heritage in London.