Ghalia Benali & Romina Lischka – Call To Prayer @ Jardin Musical

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LIVE Jardin Musical's #VirtualSalon Gambist Romina Lischka with singer Ghalia Benali and Vincent Noiret playing double-bass & chitarra battente, to offer us a hint of their upcoming album "Call to Prayer".A "virtual basket" will be proposed if you want to contribute to this innovative project and support the artists : https://bit.ly/2xDtnTDOur upcoming concerts and informations about our initiative on https://en.jardinmusical.org#jardinmusical #salonvirtueldujardinmusical Outhere Music
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About the project 
CALL TO PRAYERThe prophet Muhammad preferred the call of the human voice then the use of bells and horns. The adhan is the Islamic call to worship, recited by the muezzin five times every day at prescribed times of the day. Each phrase of the Adhan is followed by a longer pause and is repeated one or more times according to fixed rules. During the first statement each phrase is short and limited in tonal range with few melismas. Upon repetition the phrases become longer and more ornamented with a tonal range of over an octave.Dhrupad traces its origins to the recitation of vedic hymns and mantras from almost 2000 years ago. It roots in the sacred Hindu Sanskrit text Natyashastra (200 BCE - 200 CE) and was also sung at temples as an important mean of religious contemplation. 

Dhrupad’s purpose is ‚Aradhana‘ (worship) and seeks a meditative mood for both singer and listener.Romina with her western classical music background and knowledge of indian dhrupad, and Ghalia with her classical arabic music background and her opening for all other styles, have a common love for the music of Marin Marais (1656-1728), a french master of the Viola de gamba. Marais, a pupil of the mysterious figure Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe and himself a viol vituoso, composed over 500 pieces for the viol and brought the instrument to fame in the french baroque era. Ghalia and Romina started their musical encounter with his Pièces de Viole.Through the pleasure of listening to one another and exchanging their musical thoughts from different styles and cultures they evolved a dialogue trying to catch the common spirit of arabic maqams, Indian ragas and Marais’s impressionistic spirit as well as the essence of what is common to all of us.

Date & Time
May 10, 2020
6:00 PM 7:00 PM Europe/Brussels


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