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tuesday march 8th, 2016 | 8.30 pm
hosted by onomatopoeia - the music hub

► nobuko miyazaki /flute /shinobue
► mohannad nasser /oud
► rami al-jundi /percussion
► ruedi felder /double bass

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is a flutist and shinobue (Japanese bamboo flute) player. A passionate and emotive performer, Nobuko draws influences from across the world, embracing traditions and transcending them, and seeks to create a global community through music. Uniquely versatile, she is a sought-after musician in diverse genres, including Western classical, Japanese, and Arabic music. Nobuko has appeared throughout the USA, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, including at the BBC Proms in the Park and Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors Festival. Recently, she performed her orchestral composition "Inorikaze (Prayer Wind)" at Carnegie Hall. Nobuko is super happy to be back in Beirut!



hails from Sweida, Syria, and is a graduate of the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus. He is the winner of several international oud competitions and also played with the National Syrian Orchestra. Nasser combines virtuosity with smooth sensibility, reflected in his compositions which are both sweepingly fast-paced and sweetly melodic.



Syrian artist Rami al Jundi holds an experience certificate in the eastern rhythm from Mr. Jamal Al Sakka (Rhythm teacher at the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus) 2004, experience certificate in playing on joumby and Congas instruments from Mr. Simon Mraich (Rhythm teacher at the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus) 2012, an experience certificate in playing on the Durbaka and Al Req from Mr. Firas Hassan (Eastern Rhythm teacher at the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus) 2008, and an experience certificate in studying Arabic music theories from Mr. Adnan Abu Al Shamat (Former teacher of the oriental music theories at the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus) 2006.

Rami performed in numerous albums, concerts and bands. He recorded as a rhythm musician in ABO GABi (Hijaz war) album in 2014, also performed with Jordanian percussionist Tareq Al Nasser within Ram Band in 2012, with singer Shams Ismail from 2004 till 2011, and with Umayya band in 2006. Rami Founded “Masafat” band in 2010, was founding member of “Aouj” band in 2009 and “Afaaq” band in 2003.

Rami also performed with Oud player Maher Mahmoud in several concerts inside and outside Syria (between 2007 and 2012), and with Turkish bouzouki Musician Bahri Al-Turkmani in a concert at the Azem Palace in Damascus 2005.

he worked as a rhythm teacher at the youth institute in Damascus 2010, and joined later MEZZO musical Institute in tartous as eastern rhythm teacher from 2013 till present.



After completing a BA in classical guitar pedagogy in Winterthur, Switzerland with a focal point on “Neue Musik”, Ruedi switched the instrument and started playing classical double bass. Love for nature drew him then into organic farming and studying Agricultural engineering. While working in Ramallah, Palestine, he had two years of intensive encounter with contemporary oriental music, culminating in recording an album with Karloma. Back in Switzerland, music paused for a while. But after exchanging the peaceful and quiet Switzerland with chaotic Lebanon, he picked up his double bass again and hasn’t put it down ever since. He likes to play a variety of different styles of music from Jazz to Oriental and back.

concert proceeds will assist underprivileged children's music classes part of onomatopoeia’s music skills development program (MSDP)

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