January 2018


The Sound Routs Band

Saturday 13.01.2018 8 pm | Club, Foyer

Admission: Information will follow

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ The Bologna Jazz Festival




“Sound routes. Notes to get closer” is a project promoted by WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN in cooperation with Marmaduke, a music agency based in Seville (Spain), the Italian NGO Un Ponte Per…, the Bologna Jazz Festival, the Ivan Illich Folk Music School (Italy) and De Vergunning cultural association (Belgium).

This project is aimed at refugee and migrant musicians, providing them with an opportunity to perform in closer contact with local communities, in cooperation with European artists.

Today's concert and jam sessions presents the Soundroutes Band, an ensemble that works under the artistic direction of Guglielmo Pagnozzi, on a crossover jam repertoire that will be presented both, in the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN and the Bologna Jazz Festival 2018.

The Soundroutes Band opens the evening with the first set. In the second set, Alaa Zouiten, bandleader of the Arab Song Jam goes Maghreb - Focus Morocco, comes on stage with a trio, and in the third set it is open stage to all musicians.


Guglielmo Pagnozzi (Jazzdog) is a virtuoisic musicians playing Clarinet and Sax. He’s a composer and arranger, active in the Jazz scene since the early ’90.
He played with many artists in Italy, Europe, the United States and Africa.

Among them: Lester Bowie, Famoudu Don Moye, Steve Lacy, Ernst
Reijseger, Bob Moses, Furio di Castri, Paolo Fresu, Antonello Salis, Enrico Rava, Daniele Sepe, Roberto Paci Dalo’, Sangue Misto, Gianni, Gebbia, Roberto “Freak” Antoni, Billy Konate, Gianluca Petrella, Saba Angliana, and Roy Paci.


Violinist and composer, born in Homs, Syria 1982, currently living and working in Belgium. He holds a music-performing bachelor from the High Music Institute in Damascus, violin class of professor Evgueny Loguenov 2007 and composed music to be played by several orchestras over the world: WDR Radio Orchestra, SEPO, EPO, The National Syrian Arabic Orchestra, Violet and others.

Trained as a classical musician, with his background of Arabic music, Shalan masters both genres in playing and composing. Elements of variety of musical styles are unmistakably recognized in his compositions. Shalan also wrote and arranged music for a plenty of ensembles, singers, films and TV shows.


Papis Diouf “Peace”, was born in Senegal (Fatick) on 09/30/74. He approached music at the age of 12 under the guidance of his older brother Amdy, which began studying electric bass and guitar. Peace Diouf made his first musical experiences in the group “Dental Africa” composed of young musicians of his neighborhood.

His entry into the world of professionals has been marked by collaborations with famous Senegalese singers, including Fallou Dieng and Alioune Mbaye Nder, with whom he played in various international tours. Peace Diouf is in great demand as a session musician in the studio, so as to have engraved on about half of the albums of the greatest Senegalese singers.



Alaa Zaitouna is a musician raised in Swaida, Syria. He first studied geophysics at the University of Damascus and was about to complete his master’s degree when he was forced by the war to leave Syria.

Alaa started early to play the oud and was inspired by his father, who also played the oud.

Since Alaa lives in Berlin, he has given concerts throughout the city. Together with Abdallah Rahal he founded the band Musiqana, and together with the counter tenor Dani Alor he leads the Hope Choir. He also regularly conducts the orchestra of Dani Alor. Furthermore, Alaa accompanies the Begegnungschor Berlin, a choir founded with the goal of bringing together people who have long resided in Germany with refugees.


Tarek al Faham was born in 1956. He is a famous Syrian drummer that played with most of the arab super stars and worked with the Syrian Swiss big band in 2005 2006 2007 2008 during the Jazz Lives festival in Syria.




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