(MENAFN- Hattlan Media) In its 18th edition and under the theme âThe future begins nowâ, the Abu Dhabi Festival (ADF) announces a unique concert at BOZAR in Brussels, Belgium on November 11. The event, co-produced by the Abu Dhabi Festival in partnership with the Palace of Fine Arts of Belgium, will present a fusion of Fasl and Arab-Andalusian classical music by pillars of each profession.
The public is promised a night of great melodies and a sensational encounter of cultures from all over the world. The Moroccan Mohamed Briouel, master of Arab-Andalusian music, collaborates with the Turkish specialist of Fasl Kudsi Erguner, synonymous with Ottoman Sufi music. Performer and teacher, he is above all one of the greatest Turkish virtuosos of the ney, oblique flute.
HE Huda Ebrahim Alkhamis, Founder of Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival, said: âOur support to Arab artists abroad, to bring the wonder and beauty of music from the Arab world to audiences all over the world. the globe, is at the heart of the Abu Dhabi Festival. Mohamed Briouel, figurehead of Arab-Andalusian music, and the master of Ottoman music Kudsi Erguner, getting together is an essential meeting. Their creative collaboration celebrates the meeting of cultures through music and represents the efforts of the Abu Dhabi Festival to build bridges of understanding between peoples and nations.
In addition to the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the partners of the Abu Dhabi Festival for the spectacle are BOZAR MUSIC, the Darna Cultural Center, the Center des arts nomades Moussem, Seyer Music and the non-profit association Takasim.
Arab-Andalusian and Ottoman music are the result of intercultural encounters. The two genres have a long history of socially rewarding and intellectually stimulating fusion. In the former there are flavors of medieval Spanish, Afro-Berber and Arabic tunes while the latter has been influenced by Turkish, Arabic, Persian, Greek, Jewish and Armenian melodies.
The concert at BOZAR Hall is the product of months of collaboration between musicians from Morocco, Turkey and Belgium. The participating team attended several workshops and masterclasses on both styles of classical music, resulting in a captivating performance.
The 18th edition of the Abu Dhabi Festival is supported by its main partner Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) and its energy partner GS Energy.
The 18th edition’s one-year program combines a unique hybrid program of virtual and in-person performances, exhibitions and events by more than 500 artists from more than 50 countries. The festival will offer the public 16 exciting world premieres, 12 festival productions, eight global co-productions and four exclusive commissions, along with 1 world musical tour.
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