World

Series WO

During its second season, the series World again presents four concerts in which the great richness and vitality of world music become apparent. Although a sharp regional demarcation between various folk music traditions was characteristic in the past, the most exciting contemporary artists and ensembles are inspired by very different geographical and stylistic influences.

“The music of Marrakech has flowed into my body through my ears,” says the singer Oum, who combines love for her native Morocco with cosmopolitan openness and a commitment to women’s rights in her music. Her powerful yet tender voice blends with the sounds of the Persian oud lute as well as trumpet and saxophone in her latest album Daba (“Now”).

Ballaké Sissoko, who was born and lives in Mali, has appeared with artists such as Jordi Savall and Ludovico Einaudi. He can elicit irresistible meditative sounds from his kora, a bridge harp. In the Philharmonie, Sissoko appears with French instrumentalists who are also well-known from our series Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic.

The Portuguese fado singer António Zambujo enchants audiences with sensuousness, melancholy and a distinctive velvety voice. As an authentic “fadista”, Zambujo is firmly established in the tradition of this extremely popular world music genre, but he also integrates the folklore of his native region of Alentejo and elements of Brazilian music into his works.

The Brazilian mandolinist and multiple Latin Grammy Award winner Hamilton de Holanda and his trio devote themselves to the music of his countryman Antônio Carlos Jobim, who is highly revered in South America. This concert marking the 30th anniversary of the composer’s death offers a wonderful opportunity to meet one of the creators of the bossa nova style, who was greatly admired by such legends as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald but is little known in this country.

Konzerte dieser Serie

Thursday,

26 Oct 2023,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Series: WO – World

Thu 26 Oct 2023, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Oum vocals

Carlos Mejias saxophone and effects

Camille Passeri trumpet

Yacir Rami oud

Maurizio Congiu bass

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Thursday,

16 Nov 2023,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Series: WO – World

Thu 16 Nov 2023, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Ballaké Sissoko kora

Vincent Ségal cello

Émile Parisien saxophone

Vincent Peirani accordion

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Thursday,

21 Mar 2024,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Series: WO – World

Thu 21 Mar 2024, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

António Zambujo vocals

Francisco Brito double bass

Bernardo Couto portuguese guitar

João Moreira trumpet

João Salcedo piano

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Friday,

19 Apr 2024,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Series: WO – World

Fri 19 Apr 2024, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Hamilton de Holanda Trio

Hamilton de Holanda mandolin

Salomão Soares piano

Big Rabello drums

»Antônio Carlos Jobim«

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