Something Like Home

Ala-Malmin tori 1, 00700 Helsinki
Malmitalo

In Something like home, Nemat Battah returns to her familial roots and the gift of music in her life as a healing agent for inspiration.

In Something like home, Nemat Battah returns to her familial roots and the gift of music in her life as a healing agent for inspiration.

Something like home explores the effect of finding common grounds of love and compassion between family members, especially those who have been navigating the traumas of war.

The music created is rooted in traditional Arabic music from the Middle East and North Africa, especially that which follows the aesthetics of Egyptian and Lebanese schools.

The compositions are influenced by the vocabulary of Arabic melodies and repetitive ornamented rhythmic cycles and are inspired by intercultural dialogue through music creation and performance of different traditions.

Nemat Battah (PS/JO): composition, voice & oud
Teemu Mustonen(FI): drums
Oscar Beerten (CO/BE): violin
Nathan Riki Thomson (AU): double bass
Anna-Sofia Anttonen (FI): saxophone
Juulia Salo (FI): kantele
Devina Boughton (US): trumpet

Concert supported by:
Ra’ed Al-Zaben (JO): lyrics
Mohammed Moe Mustafa (PS/KW/JO): videography & visuals
Hind Jaal (JO): Artwork

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