Oudyano

Oudyano

Sun · July 2, 2017

7:00 pm

$10.00 - $35.00

OUDYANO is عصام رافع Issam Rafea, oud player and Steven Hobert, eclectic keyboardist and improviser. Rafea, a native of Syria, and Hobert, of Minneapolis MN, join hearts to create music that sensitively peers inward, boldly prays outward; crawling with curiosity, then leaping into clouds. Arabic classical tradition meets American jazz & roots to delight audiences through the world peace enacted by their embrace.

After the first notes these men ever played together, they both cried out with joy.

Oudyano
Oudyano
Oudyano is a collaboration between Minneapolis-based pianist, Steven Hobert (FireFlyForest, Steven Hobert Quartet, Kalispell) and oudist, Issam Rafea, a virtuoso Syrian musician now residing in the U.S. (2010 "Best Composer Award" Dubai International Film Festival, principal conductor Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, a collaboration with Gorillaz, and numerous other ensembles and international performances.)

Their performances are almost entirely improvised and blend the harmonies of jazz with classical Arabic modes.

In their own words: Oudyano joins hearts to create music that sensitively peers inward, boldly prays outward; crawling with curiosity, then leaping into clouds. Arabic classical tradition meets American jazz & roots to delight audiences through the world peace enacted by their embrace. After the first notes these men ever played together, they both cried out with joy.
Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Room at Crooners
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432