Konsert - Beirut & Beyond
Walid Ben Selim, Ammar 808 & Mayssa Jallad (Morocco/Tunisia/Lebanon)
- Byens Tak
- Doors: 18.30
- Concert: Walid Ben Selim: 20.00 / Mayssa Jallad: 21.00 / Ammar 808: 22.00
- Price: 350,- + fees
During Oslo World 2023 we present at a talk about music and spaces, and three brilliant artists from our sister festival in Beirut, Beirut & Beyond!
Walid Ben Selim
A humanist singer and composer in multiple forms, Walid Ben Selim was one of the founders of the "Nayda" movement before he left Morocco for France and founded the group N3rdistan. After more than 200 concerts, Walid returned to the studio to work on new sounds, mixing theater and musical poetry. He has composed the music for several films and projects. He has visited Oslo World with N3distand before, and returns to the festival this year with his new project “Nascentia” where he performs thousand-year-old sufi poetry by Al Hallaj, Ibn Arabi, Rumi, Ibn Fared and Kabir, accompanied by harpist Marie Marguerite Cano.
Sofyann Ben Youssef A.K.A. Ammar 808 is the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed albums Maghreb United and Global Control / Invisible Invasion, as well as the project Bargou08. Before moving to Europe, he became the godfather of the Tunisian alternative and electronic scene. Bred as a musicologist in the corridors of Tunis’ Music Institute, he specializes in Arabic and Indian music. As an avid listener, he strives for bridges between oriental and occidental music. He now operates his own mothership studio in Kjellerup, Denmark, where he works as a composer, producer, sound engineer and music production teacher.
Marjaa: The Battle of the Hotels, is an album born of Mayssa Jallad’s two vocations: music and architecture. Written in collaboration with producer Fadi Tabbal, the songs recount the 1975 “Battle of the Hotels” where opposing factions fought over the hotel district. The outcome of the battle determined the East-West demarcation line that separated the town for over 15 years. Mayssa’s music caters to post-war youth who have never been taught this difficult history. It is also a call to protest for the renewal, rather than the recycling, of the political class that holds the population hostage.