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.

 

Cameron chairs emergency meeting over British hostage beheading

Around 930 French citizens or residents involved 'in jihad' in Iraq, Syria

Yemen rebels, officials to meet with UN to end standoff

Qatar-based Egypt's Brotherhood leaders to relocate

Turkey’s internet censored further

Hollande defends arming Kurds against IS

43 Israeli soldiers condemn 'abuses' of Palestinians

Egypt urged to free more than 20 demonstrators

Tunisia Islamists clash with police in protest

10 Arab states agree to 'share' US-led fight against IS

Obama awaits Congress approval of Syria rebel aid

Hollande in Iraq to back new government

Lebanon to set up refugee camps along border with Syria

Russia slams unilateral US airstrikes on jihadists in Syria

Four Qaeda suspects in Yemen drone attack

Meshaal: Hamas may hold direct talk with Israel

UN Syria envoy says world must confront terrorist groups

Turkey refuses to allow US-led coalition to hit IS from its air bases

Yemen president, Shiite rebels reach deal

EU warns Gaza violence could re-ignite within 'months'

Thani denies UAE, Egypt conducted air strikes in Libya

Obama: We will destroy ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Beirut urges 'common front' against IS 'monsters'

Obama to steel Americans for long battle against IS

Turkish prosecutor demands life sentences for protesting soccer fans

Rich Gulf urged to pump billions into 'Arab Marshall Plan'

28 Syria rebel leaders killed in blast targeting meeting

Britain to ship machine guns to Iraqi Kurds

Rich nations, it is your duty to accept Syrian refugees

Senior Sudan opposition figure released

Germany blasts Salafist 'Sharia Police' patrols

Rebranding is Qaeda’s new marketing strategy

Is multi-cultural France losing it?

Tunisia urges foreign investment in democratic ‘startup’

Iraq MPs approve new cabinet, but key posts unfilled

HRW accuses Libya militia of war crimes

Bitter Hamas-Fatah rivalry flares anew

CIA tortured Qaeda suspects 'until the point of death'

Turkey fears arms sent to Iraq could fall in PKK hands

Time to invest in democracy?

18 killed in militant attacks on Iraq town

New UN rights chief warns against blood-thirsty jihadists

Dubai plan back on the runway for world’s largest airport

Iraq parliament to meet on new government vote

Nemmouche’s Syrian past shows Europe’s vulnerability to terror