"An attempt to translate that unending contradiction of war and peace, love and hate, thunder and whispers into Original music”.
LOud whispers are compositions written for the Oud by Syrian Oud virtuoso Mohannad Nasser. It put the Oud into a unique context of merging traditional Arabic music with Jazz harmony, Flamenco Rhythms, and the magic of Brazilian music.
The compositions have been written in Lebanon and reflect the journey of the composer between Damascus and Beirut while looking for relative safety.
The project received the laboratory Art grant from Ettijahat Independent culture. And has been performing in several stages and festivals around the world.
Ramy Al-Jundi: Percussion
Christopher Ibrahim: Piano
Makram aboul Hosson: Double Bass
Wednesday 17 April 2019
Doors open at 9:00 PM
Concert starts at 9:30 PM
Ticket: 25.000 L.L.
About Mohannad Nasser:
Syrian Oudist and composer, Mohannad Nasser, has emerged as an innovative and creative musician with years of experience in performing on the Middle East musical scenes and expertise in teaching oriental music.
His Compositions has been described by audiences as “delicate, serene and magical”.
His profound desire to share his conception of music led him to elaborate his educational project, “Contemporary today, Heritage tomorrow”, which achieved his Master’s degree at the prestigious Berklee College of Music
At Berklee College, Mohannad performed the musical piece “Mediterranean Sundance” with the internationally renowned guitar player, Al Di Meola
His musical vision is based on the Arabic traditional music with a strong flavor of the Oriental roots.
Mohannad’s journey with the Oud came from his rich period of studies at the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus, where he perfected his knowledge in traditional oriental music and explored the classical Western music.
During his career, he was able to expand the Oud abilities by adapting it to different musical genres, like the classical music, the jazz music, Brazilian music or the flamenco.
In 2015, Mohannad - as most of the Syrian artists - was facing a hard time and daily danger because of the conflict in Syria.
He thus moved to Lebanon to become a music educator with several international organizations providing music classes to refugee children.
This inspiring experience made him thrilled to encourage the next generation of musicians to find their voices.
In 2017, Mohannad released the first album of his group Oumi ensemble, “Imaginary Dance”, and started his solo project “L’Oud whispers”.
Mohannad received several prizes at international Oud competitions and he is performing his music all around the world.