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NAWRAS ALTAKY

A fire starter and a change maker

 
Munadah/ Calling - Nawras Altaky with Dyar feat. Oene van Geel & Friends @ Music Meeting 2021
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Munadah/ Calling - Nawras Altaky with Dyar feat. Oene van Geel & Friends @ Music Meeting 2021

Nawras Altaky is a composer, vocalist and oud player based in Utrecht, the Netherlands recorded in Openluchttheater De Goffert, Nijmegen, during Music Meeting 2021. In his compositions Altaky connects Arabic music with Western music. Line up: Dyar: Nawras Altaky – vocals, ud, Lucas Dols – double bass, Ghaeth Almaghoot – clarinet, Modar Salama – percussion  Guests: Marieke de Bruijn – violin, Oene van Geel – viola, Annie Tångberg – cello, Matthias Konrad - trombone Nawras Altaky's inspiration is mainly driven by his values ​​such as freedom and love. Especially for this performance at Music Meeting all ears composer/violinist Oene van Geel arranged several pieces written by Altaky. More songs: https://musicmeeting.nl/nl/video/mm-concerts-nawras-altaky-with-dyar-feat-oene-van-geel-friends Behind the scenes with Nawras Altaky & Oene van Geel: https://musicmeeting.nl/nl/video/mm-exposed-achter-de-schermen-bij-nawras-altaky-oene-van-geel Nawras Altaky has been playing oud since he was fifteen. When he had to flee Syria, because of the civil war, he came to live in the Netherlands but was separated from his instrument for a period. The reunion came soon after meeting Nizar Rohana and Haytham Safia, two of the best ud players in the Netherlands. At the moment he studies composition at the conservatory in Utrecht. Altaky founded the band Dyar together with bassist Lucas Dols. Last year they became known with the #SOSMoria song, for the campaign of the same name. Altaky: ”With this song we show our feelings about what is going on not only in Moria but in many other camps where people are scared to death these days for the corona virus.” #sosmoria Nawras Altaky also performed for the refugees in the camp on Moria. Because that's what his music and Dyar’s stand for: making people feel human again Crew: Editors: Sakti Khedoe, Melchior Huurdeman, Aad van Nieuwkerk, Catherine Vroon Camera & lighting: Sander Keuker, Wim Adam, Ramon de Boer Sound: Mark Peters Producer: Vivian Vrolijk Director: Martijn vd Linden Editing: Reinier Bruijne This video was recorded in Nijmegen Music Meeting 2021 for VPRO Vrije Geluiden: music program made by the Dutch public broadcast organization VPRO full session: https://www.vpro.nl/vrije-geluiden/me...​ https://www.facebook.com/vrijegeluiden​​ twitter, instagram @vrijegeluiden. #nawrasaltaky #syrianmusic #udmusic
Sukkar/ Sugar - Nawras Altaky with Dyar feat. Oene van Geel & Friends @Music Meeting 2021
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Sukkar/ Sugar - Nawras Altaky with Dyar feat. Oene van Geel & Friends @Music Meeting 2021

Nawras Altaky is a composer, vocalist and oud player based in Utrecht, the Netherlands recorded in Openluchttheater De Goffert, Nijmegen, during Music Meeting 2021. In his compositions Altaky connects Arabic music with Western music. Line up: Dyar: Nawras Altaky – vocals, ud, Lucas Dols – double bass, Ghaeth Almaghoot – clarinet, Modar Salama – percussion Guests: Marieke de Bruijn – violin, Oene van Geel – viola, Annie Tångberg – cello, Matthias Konrad - trombone Nawras Altaky's inspiration is mainly driven by his values ​​such as freedom and love. Especially for this performance at Music Meeting composer/violinist Oene van Geel arranged several pieces written by Altaky. More songs: https://musicmeeting.nl/nl/video/mm-concerts-nawras-altaky-with-dyar-feat-oene-van-geel-friends Behind the scenes with Nawras Altaky & Oene van Geel: https://musicmeeting.nl/nl/video/mm-exposed-achter-de-schermen-bij-nawras-altaky-oene-van-geel Nawras Altaky has been playing oud since he was fifteen. When he had to flee Syria, because of the civil war, he came to live in the Netherlands but was separated from his instrument for a period. The reunion came soon after meeting Nizar Rohana and Haytham Safia, two of the best ud players in the Netherlands. At the moment he studies composition at the conservatory in Utrecht. Altaky founded the band Dyar together with bassist Lucas Dols. Last year they became known with the #SOSMoria song, for the campaign of the same name. Altaky: ”With this song we show our feelings about what is going on not only in Moria but in many other camps where people are scared to death these days for the corona virus.” #sosmoria Nawras Altaky also performed for the refugees in the camp on Moria. Because that's what his music and Dyar’s stand for: making people feel human again Crew: Editors: Sakti Khedoe, Melchior Huurdeman, Aad van Nieuwkerk, Catherine Vroon Camera & lighting: Sander Keuker, Wim Adam, Ramon de Boer Sound: Mark Peters Producer: Vivian Vrolijk Director: Martijn vd Linden Editing: Reinier Bruijne This video was recorded in Nijmegen Music Meeting 2021 for VPRO Vrije Geluiden: music program made by the Dutch public broadcast organization VPRO. https://www.facebook.com/vrijegeluiden​​ twitter, instagram @vrijegeluiden. #nawrasaltaky #syrianmusic #udmusic
Music Meeting SESSIONS - Fuensanta Méndez and Nawras Altaky
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Music Meeting SESSIONS - Fuensanta Méndez and Nawras Altaky

Fuensanta Méndez (double bass, vocals) & Nawras Altaky (ud, vocals) The music of Mexican double bassist and singer Fuensanta Méndez is that of someone who gives it absolutely everything, without any reservations. Born and raised in the moist forest of Veracruz, her bass playing, as relaxed as it is efficient, is the guide for a musical journey which destination nobody knows, but everybody clearly wants to come along for. Singer and ud player Nawras Altaky, who fled his Syrian homeland during the civil war, wears his heart on his sleeve. The beauty of his music and the emotion in his voice can be understood everywhere despite language barriers. The chemistry of Fuensanta and Nawras’ dreamy, melancholic singing and their harmonising string instruments will bring warmth to your ears. Music Meeting Sessions are recorded at Festivalhuis, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Curated & produced by Music Meeting Audio recording & mixing by Mark Peters - MPC Soundlab Filming & editing by Felipe Pipi & Tijmen de Vries * MUSIC MEETING | Nijmegen (NL) | Music Meeting invites you to discover artists, explore their sound, understand their culture and hear their story. Music Meeting brings together music lovers everywhere, both online (All Ears) and offline (Festival and Concerts). * Check more on https://musicmeeting.nl/nl/muziek/fuensanta-mendez https://musicmeeting.nl/nl/video/mm-concerts-fuensanta-mendez-ensamble-grande https://musicmeeting.nl/nl/video/mm-sessions-fuensanta-mendez-nawras-altaky * Music Meeting social channels: www.facebook.com/MusicMeeting www.instagram.com/musicmeeting * Please subscribe to our channel!
 

ABOUT NAWRAS ALTAKY

Music Performance Artist, Composer

Nawras Altaky is a composer, improviser, vocalist and Ud player based in Utrecht the Netherlands. Born in 1995 in “ As-Suwayda ”, or the Druze mountain of south Syria.

In his compositions and performances, he explores world music through interdisciplinary collaborations and intercultural projects, next to performing a varied repertoire of classical, traditional, modern, experimental and world music.

NRC: “Altaky distinguished a warm baritone voice with which he can sing breathtakingly, colourful, softly and effectively build tension through a sublime sense of timing.”

As a performer Altaky shared the stage with Caro Emerald, Ellen Ten Damme, Oene van Geel, Janne Schra, Tony Roe and many other wonderful artists.

He was chosen as one of the most promising classical musicians in The Netherlands and Belgium for the next decade by the Dutch Newspaper NRC.

As a composer Nawras expresses the strong connection between the different musical cultures he experiences such as Arabic and Western music. All merged in a virtuosity of contemporary and modern compositions flavoured with the beauty of Arabic melodies, the freedom of jazz harmonies and the power of classical counterpoint.

His inspiration is mostly driven by his values such as, freedom, humility, honesty, love and joy.

Altaky supports his message delivery with text, performance arts and visual arts.

Worked as a composer at the Music Meeting in Nijmegen. Currently working as a composer for the Grachtenfestival festival in Amsterdam.

Performed for, Grachten Festival, Le Guess who, International Music Meeting, North See Round Town, Wonderfeel festival, Tweetakt, Djemaa el Fna, The Parade, Gaudeamus, On The Roof and more.
Performed in, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Paradiso, Bimhuis, TivoliVredenburg ( Grote zaal, Hertz, CloudNine, Ronde and pandora), Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, De Meervaart, Theatre Walhalla, Stadsschouwburg Leiden, Splendor, Kleine Komedie, Luxor Theater and more.

In 2017 he formed his own band Dyar (which means home in Arabic) together with Lucas Dols (double bass), Modar Salama (percussions) and Ghaeth Almaghoot (clarinet).

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