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Concert by Naseer Shamma in Madrid

Taking place on February 20, as part of the Seventh Mantras Festival, with the cooperation of Casa Árabe. Tickets now on sale.

February 10, 2016
Cartel Festival Mantras - Naseer ShammaDuring his performance, Iraq’s Arabic oud player Nasser Shamma will be accompanied by such musicians as Italian pianist Cesare Pico (Al Jarreau, Simply Red, Michael Buble) and Romanian clarinetist Alex Simu (Jorge Reyes, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Fra Fra Sound).

The concert will begin at 9:00 p.m. in the Sala Guirau at the Fernán Gómez Theater (Centro Cultural de la Villa), and tickets are already on sale through the website of the festival, with which Casa Árabe has collaborated.

Iraqi musician Naseer Shamma is a world-renowned virtuoso who was born where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers flow together, to the south of Baghdad. His instrument is the Arabic oud, and French music critics have given him the name of “the new Ziryab,” in reference to that great musician from Al-Andalus. Naseer Shamma possesses unique musical talent and performs emotionally moving compositions before the most important audiences in the world. In his new project, Naseer Shamma uses the Arabic oud to dialogue with other instruments, under the title “The Journey of Souls,” combining a wide range of styles to create sublime, stirring music.
Concert by Naseer Shamma in Madrid