Wishamalii

Mosaiikkitori 2, 00980 Helsinki
Vuosaari House

Performing for the first time, this brand new band weaves a unique musical texture with its own compositions and special arrangements of the classics of Arabic music.

Performing for the first time, this brand new band weaves a unique musical texture with its own compositions and special arrangements of the classics of Arabic music.

The band consists of singer and oud player Nemat Battah, a Jordanian-Palestinian who has found her home in Finland, pianist-composer Kari Ikonen, who has been studying Arabic music for a long time, and Ethiopian-born Mamba Assefa, one of Finland’s most popular percussionists. Pianist Ikonen has invented a revolutionary micro-tuning device, the Maqiano, which allows various Maqam modes of Arabic music to be played on the piano!

Duration: ca. 1 h 20 min

Languages: Arabic, English, Finnish

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