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wed 8 jul 2020 01:00 
Composers: Munir Bashir | Traditional

Concerts from around the country, recorded by Concertzender (World Music).

The Omar Bashir Ensemble

The Omar Bashir Ensemble gave a concert during November Music in the Willem Twee Concert hall in ‘s-Hertogenbosch on 9 November 2018.
Omar Bashir was born in Hungary in 1970. He is from a music dynasty of ud musicians. His father was the well-known ud master Munir Bashir and his uncle Jamil Bashir was just as famous as an ud master. When he was 5 years old, Omar left Hungary with his parents to Iraq where he grew up and where his ud training started. Munir Bashir (1930-1997) shifted the beacons within Arabic music by putting the ud forward as a sparkling solo instrument. His son Omar Bashir (1970) walks in his footsteps and knows like no other to keep the silent poetry of the ud alive.

During November Music, Omar Bashir plays together with bass player Tony Overwater, percussionist Ruven Ruppik, qanun/ud player Ahmed El Maai and violinist Abderrahim Semlali.


1.  Bagdad is Crying, Omar Bashir, Omar Bashir Ensemble (10:57)
2. Maqam Kar Kurd, Traditional, Omar Bashir Ensemble (16:14)
3. Baghdad, Munir Bashir, Omar Bashir Ensemble (08:01)
4. Improvisation on Maqam Hijaz Kar Kurd, Omar Bashir Ensemble (24:59)


Production and recording technique: Kees van de Wiel

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