Nizar Rohana Album
This album seeks to create a true musical dialogue between two cultures, asking for thorough understanding of each other's cultural language. Not just the superficial sound, the general meaning, but a real interest, curiosity and research of the finest details, nuances and rhetoric of musical language, essential to create something new – something that enhances the qualities of both worlds instead of diminishing it to platitudes and stereotypes. The album and its music is the fruit of the collaboration between five distinguished musicians from the Arab region and the Netherlands.
This project is the production and release of “Bidaya”, the first of the artist’s trilogy. In this work, Palestinian oud player Nizar Rouhana presents new compositions as well as new arrangements for traditional Eastern musical compositions. He is working on this project together with French-Lebanese percussion player Wassim Hallal and Hungarian bassist Mathias Tzanday.