PREMIERE NIGHT 352
On Saturday 28 March ‘Night 352’ will premiere in the Handelsbeurs in Ghent. The Iraqi composer and qanun player Osama Abdulrasol specially arranged the saga ‘Night 352’ (from the famous story collection 1001 Nights) into a modern parable, that inspired him to write new compositions. His new music incorporates both his own story and that of Zumurrude, the white slave princess in the Arabian story from 1001 Nights. Brussels Jazz Orchestra is also jumping in, and together with Abdulrasol and singer Jahide Wehbe, they present a modern fairy tale about contemporary slavery, passion for music and setting boundaries. ‘Night 352’ unites a Western jazz orchestra and an Arabian harp, instrumental music and song, with an ancient but still-relevant story as a backdrop.