halsqat 1 - free improvisation session
Soet Kempeneer - double-bass
Mattias De Craene - saxophone
Mohamed Amine Dhouibi - guitar
Yara Asmar - accordeon, piano, electronics
Elyse Tabet - electronics
Kohloud Adal Saleh - vocals
Special Guests: Stian Westerhus (guitar), Arve Henriksen (trumpet)
Exploring cultural links between Europe and the Arab World
In the run-up to the summit between the EU and the Arab League in the autumn of 2022, the Goethe-Institut and Bozar are launching the project Halaqat. Europe and the Arab world are two rapidly changing regions, each with specific and varied local social, economic and political realities, but above all with many connections, historical and present.
Halaqat – which in Arabic means multiple links and circles – aims to strengthen these entanglements and build bridges between both regions.
During the whole week musicians from Europe and the Arab world work together at Werkplaats Walter to create a musical language together with in this residency a focus on the electronic aspect in jazz and improvised music. This week results in two public performances: a concert in Bozar and the open jamsession at our workplace. For this session they will be accompanied by worldclass improvisors Arve Henriksen and Stian Westerhus, who are on tour with Warped Dreamer and playing at Werkplaats Walter a few days later.
After their set the jam is open to all musicians.
The Halaqat Music Residency is organised together with Werkplaats Walter and the Amman Jazz Festival.
The European project Halaqat is implemented by the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. Halaqat is co-funded by the European Commission (under the designation: EU-LAS CULTURE), the Goethe-Institut and Bozar.