Ensemble Vide, “Shawati”

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Date(s) - August 24, 2022
9:00 p.m.

Parc La Grange


Price (CHF): Free


¥ Contemporary pop and traditional music ¥

Shawati (Rivages in Arabic) is the exceptional meeting between three formations. Together, they symbolize the richness of music around the Mediterranean. This super-orchestra combines pop culture, contemporary music, Middle Eastern tradition and Balkan melodies.

At the center of the stage is the electro-pop duo Bedouin Burger, with Lynn Adib – a unique voice from Syria – and Zeid Hamdan – founder of the legendary duo Soapkills in Lebanon. On their left, the Diwan ensemble (ouds, flutes, strings, brass, percussion), which carries away the crowds with its bewitching melodies. And on their right, the magnificent soprano Cristiana Presutti and an ensemble from the Geneva University of Music, who interpret traditional songs transformed by contemporary writing.

A unique and original project imagined by the Ensemble Vide – an interdisciplinary research and creation platform based in Geneva.

In collaboration with the University of Music of Geneva – Neuchâtel.

Bedouin Burger:
Lynn Adib, vocals and Zeid Hamdan vocals, guitar, keyboards
Diwan set
Cristiana Presutti, soprano
Students of HEM Geneva – Neuchâtel
Francis Biggi, direction ensemble Diwan, co-direction of the project
Antoine Marguier, musical direction
Zeid Hamdan, arrangements

Bedouin Burger:
Farid El Atrash, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Zeid Hamdan, Lynn Adib & Zeid Hamdan, Omar Zaani, Sami El Sidawi, Zaki Nassif

Luciano Berio – Folk Songs

Diwan set:
Sayed Darwish, Riyad al-Sunbati, Traditional music


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