La Saison Arabe
ARAB SONG JAM
Entirely new interpretations of traditional and popular Arab songs!
On the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM
The new concert series ARAB SONG JAM is a subproject of the EU-financed project "The sound routes. Notes for getting closer" for integrating refugees in Europe. The WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN are organizing this in cooperation with their partner organisations in Belgium, Italy and Spain.
The new concert series bases its format on the black American jam session culture of the 1940s. The first set of the evening was presented by a regular trio or quartet, while the second set had musicians new to the city introduced by the band leader.
Similar to the jazz jam sessions in all cities around the world being oriented towards The Real Book’s jazz standards, the new concert series ARAB SONG JAM makes use of the rich treasures of the Arab-language song repertoire that were made popular throughout the entire Arab region in the 50s and 60s by the legendary singers Oum Kalthoum from Cairo and Fairuz from Beirut as well as traditional songs.
“There are many songs from the region that every child knows” bandleader Nasser Kilada explains, “to reinterpret them so that they sound new again – that is a high art.”
Attending the ARAB SONG JAM is free of charge.
- 2nd March: ARAB SONG JAM
- 6th April: ARAB SONG JAM
- 4th May: ARAB SONG JAM
- 1st June: ARAB SONG JAM
- 6th July: ARAB SONG JAM
- 3rd August: ARAB SONG JAM
- 7th September: ARAB SONG JAM
- 5th October: ARAB SONG JAM
- 2nd November: ARAB SONG JAM
- 7th December: ARAB SONG JAM
The facilities of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN are accessible to wheelchair users. Please call us in advance on +49 (0)30 60 97 70-0 to ensure proper access support.