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ARIFA ★ After party by Disco Arabesquo

Date: Sat 19.01 - Sun 20.01 Time: 21:00 - 02:30





TONIGHT AT THE MEZ:

ARIFA
“A bridge of sounds between the Orient and Occident”
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After party by DISCO ARABESQUO

https://shop.ikbenaanwezig.nl/tickets/event/arifa-disco-arabesquo

ARIFA is back!
“A bridge of sounds between the Orient and Occident”

Ancient musical traditions from the Middle East and Balkans are blended with jazz and contemporary improvised music through a Western frame of mind.

Alex Simu (Ro) clarinets
Franz von Chossy (DE) piano
Sjahin During (TR/NL) percussion set

Arifa’s secret lies in the creative chemistry between its three members. Coming from Romania, Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany their music is just as diverse as their origins, moving from traditional Turkish and Balkan sounds to jazz and contemporary music.

Their CD ’Beyond Babylon’ was released in 2010, ’Anatolian Alchemy’ in 2012 and their third album “Voices from the East” in 2014. They were consecutively awarded the title “best world music release” in the Netherlands to five star reviews as well as receiving international acclaim.

The Dream keeper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j5m2DQUPxw

Secret Poetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFle8FWLf4k

www.afrifamusic.com

‘Arifa combines the musical heritage of Babylon, Istanbul, Bucharest and Amsterdam with electronics and contemporary improvisations. The result transcends the sum of its parts and is a journey far into the realm of imagination.’ (Songlines)

‘In its exquisite beauty this debut album holds up to the level of the best works of Anouar Brahem.’ (Volkskrant)

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DISCO ARABESQUO

In the 70’s and 80’s Arabic countries had a very interesting mash-up of cultures. The Middle-East and North Africa were influenced by different spheres through politics, religion and ideologies. The music of that time was also caught up in these intersections. Artists created new traditional Arabic music and combined it with funky Western influences.
Disco Arabesquo portrays this ‘splash of civilizations’ by selecting unique songs to showcase this creative cultural contamination and a generation searching for a new identity. #DiscoArabesquo

https://m.facebook.com/discoarab

https://m.mixcloud.com/mizeaux/
https://www.instagram.com/discoarabesquo/

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DOORS OPEN: 20.00
ARIFA: 21.00
DISCO ARABESQUO: 22.30 (estimated time)

★ TICKETS ONLINE: 10 EUR (ex service costs) ★
https://shop.ikbenaanwezig.nl/tickets/event/arifa-disco-arabesquo

★★ TICKETS AT THE DOOR: 12,50 EUR ★★

★★★ DISCO TICKETS 5 EUR at the DOOR (AFTER CONCERT)

Note: Unless otherwise stated, our program needs no reservation.