First Published: 2011-07-10

 

Omar Bashir to take part in Quincy Jones’ GLOBAL GUMBO ALL STARS musical

 

Superstar of the American music industry will perform pieces of music composed by Iraqi Oud player together with international artists at Festival de Kastel Perlada in Spain.

 

Middle East Online

Bashir; talent and creativity

LONDON - Chosen by international artist Quincy Jones, Iraqi Oud player Omar Bashir is just one of the artists in the world to participate with Jones in his GLOBAL GUMBO ALL STARS musical on Wednesday, July 20 at the next Festival de Kastel Perlada in Spain.

Quincy Jones will perform pieces of music composed by Omar Bashir together with international artists, including (American singer Asperanza, musician Peter Asalafov, unique Cuban pianist Alfred Rodrigez and Spanish guitarist Antonio Karmona).

Quincy Jones is a superstar of the American music industry – his career spans over 50 years and he has won 27 Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is famous for his work in film and opera and he has also been instrumental in helping to launch many music careers, including that of Michael Jackson.

Omar Bashir considers Quincy Jones’ use of his music a great responsibility because the work represents firstly the Arab Oud, combined with the genius of Jones, which has provided wonderful work in recent years.

Bashir described the involvement in the Kastel de Perlada Festival in Spain as a new way for him to express his passion for the oud, stressing that this choice is an important step towards showcasing the oud world that was started by the late Munir Bashir artist in the early fifties.

He added that the selection of Quincy Jones and his participation in the festival will help to show him as a global and innovative leader who can contribute to activating the role of the Arab lute dialogue of civilizations in the world using the language of art. He would also encourage heritage preservation and protection of the lute and present this to the world from a new perspective.

Omar Bashir said the selection of stars of the Worlds by Arab artists and their work of music or art is a renewed call addressed to the sons of the Arab nation, urging them to prepare well for the future in all areas, including the arts, on the basis that he must work to protect the consciousness of generations of falsity. By being technical on the one hand and by adhering to the cultural and artistic heritage on the other hand, with attention to the development of creative activity on various topics, even to rival all the artists in the world.

About Omar Bashir

Omar Bashir is the son of the late Munir Bashir. Omar is one of the most important Oud players in the Arab world and the Western world. Making his own way, he has integrated Arabic music with Western music in the evenings presented by the art and through his 19 albums. Omar Bashir continues to create a path in his career with great prospects for the lute humanity the world over.

 

Vote or boycott: Grim record of self-serving politicians puts off voters in Tunisia

For Sudan President: Promises are something and re-election is something else

Egypt universities tighten security to avoid new Islamist violence

Rise of Shiite militias challenges government authority in Iraq

How to overcome Qatar heat? FIFA boss prefers winter World Cup in 2022

Alderton: Morocco unrivalled business gateway to sub-Saharan Africa

Protests over IS turn Istanbul University into war zone

Turkey eyes stricter punishment against lawbreakers at protests

Iran returns Abadi to ‘house of obedience’

From traditional military to counterinsurgency force: Syria army grows more capable

South Sudan rivals accept 'responsibility' for civil war

British drones in Iraq also used for Syria surveillance

Turkey launches new wave of wire-tapping arrests

Syria Kurds show impressive resistance to ‘Islamic State’ in Kobane

Iran forces inside Iraq as Abadi rules out foreign ground intervention!

South Sudan rivals meet in new bid to end civil war

From Morocco into Spain: Crowd of African migrants charges to border fence

Deadly suicide attack targets Shiite mosque in central Baghdad

Turkey gives Iraq Peshmerga forces passage to Kobane

Israel to supply Egypt with natural gas despite sabotage

Kerry seeks help of Southeast Asia in anti-Islamic State push

Qaeda inflicts heavy losses on Huthi rebels in central Yemen

US carries out first weapon airdrops to Kurd fighters near Kobane

Benghazi violence kills 75 people in five days

Morocco accuses Algeria of firing on civilians across border

Australia finalises deal for deployment of Special Forces to Iraq

Tunisia calls on Libya authorities to locate missing journalists

Turkey rejects calls to arm ‘terrorist’ Kurdish party in Syria

Western powers threaten sanctions against hostile actors in Libya

New deadly terrorist attack targets Egypt army in Sinai

‘Islamic State’ suffers heavy losses in Syria battleground of Kobane

After full formation of Iraq government, time comes to visit Iran

UN appeals for four-day truce in Western Libya

Gaza tunnel collapses before demolition: At least 3 Egypt soldiers dead

Erdogan begins one-day visit to Afghanistan

After weeks of delay, Iraq gets new security ministers

Diplomats scold Turkey over ambiguous relation with Islamic State

Lebanon pleads for Iran military aid to fight Islamic State

Kurds repulse new jihadist attempt to cut off Syria town

Huthi rebels meet fierce resistance in Yemen Sunni areas

Former Iraqi pilots train IS to fly Syria fighter jets

Two Millstones Drowning America into Premature Oblivion

Iraqi forces launch anti-IS operation north of Tikrit

Ben Ali cohorts planning comeback in Tunisia polls

Battle for Libya's Benghazi heats up