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Anouar Brahem ˜The Astounding Eyes of Rita’

Sunday 15 August 2021 / 21.00-22.30h. 

Anouar Brahem (oud)
Klaus Gesing (bass clarinet)
Björn Meyer (electric bass)
Khaled Yassine (percussion)

Doors of this festival day open at 12.30h. Dit is een seated concert day.
Ticket price is 44 euro. Child tickets (-12) are available at 8 euro (see conditions).
Your ticket gives you access to all concerts of this festival day.

What Toots Thielemans was to the harmonica, Anouar Brahem is to the oud, a pear-shaped stringed instrument that has been around for millennia in the Middle East and is therefore no longer considered a fashionable instrument over there, let alone here. At least, that was until Brahem got hold of one, and the Tunisian not only immersed himself in the history of the instrument, but also built a bridge with other cultures. Over the past few decades, he has collaborated with Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and British double bassist Dave Holland, among others, and has also released a string of records on the leading German record label ECM. Including his chef d’oeuvre The Astounding Eyes of Rita, enthusiastically described by The Guardian in 2009 as “a rich and exciting piece of world jazz”.