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Fri, Apr 26



Live in BOZAR, Brussels

(ENG) Ilze KIRSANOVA (Latvia) - Violin / Mohannad NASSER (Syria) – Oud / Firas HASSAN (Syria) – Percussions / Janis PIPARS (Latvia) – Video Director

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Live in BOZAR, Brussels
Live in BOZAR, Brussels

Time & Location

Apr 26, 2019, 8:00 PM

Bozar, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

About the event

The prestigious Syrian cultural heritage listed upon the World Heritage List of UNESCO stands mutilated by eight years of armed conflicts. The famous Latvian soloist Ilze KIRSANOVA, who visited these war zones last December, takes us deep into to the heart of the most marvellous sites, in a dialogue between tangible and intangible heritage that is full of contrasts. Her music underlines all the beauty of the monuments burned by the sun of Mesopotamia, whose rich history inflames human memory: Damascus, Mar Musa, Homs, Palmyra, the Krak des chevaliers, Aleppo. Damaged by irreparable destructions, the journey to which she invites you is filled with intense emotions, but also great hopes. The images of her journey, filmed by Latvian director Janis PIPARS, will illustrate, in perfect symbiosis, a classical repertoire: Johann Sebastian Bach, Eugene Ysaye, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Johann Paul von Westhoff. This concert will also be the occasion of a musical meeting: a meeting between European classical music and traditional Syrian music. The well-known Oud specialist, Mohannad NASSER, as well as the percussionist Firas HASSAN, will lend themselves to this consensual dialogue of great richness, which goes beyond borders and political considerations. An event not to be missed that marks the launch of a European tour.

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