ARIFA & VOICES from the EAST
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ARIFA & VOICES from the EAST

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Established on Jan, 2014
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"The hallucinating improvisations of Arifa take you a way to far horizons" 5 ***** TROUW
(about debut concert at BIMhuis Amsterdam) - de Trouw


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ARIFA & VOICES from the EAST

Three talented female artists from 3 different cultures are joining the Arifa quartet in combining magical sounds from the Silk Road.

Their debut concert in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam- Netherlands (21-02-14) was awarded with 5 star review in the Dutch newspaper "Trouw" The concert was recorded and the live CD will be released in the autumn of 2014. 

Each masters a string instrument which can be traced to olden times: the erhu, kamache and gadulka, from China, Iran and Bulgaria. The unique vocal traditions practiced in these countries will be added to Arifa's instrumental timbre, complementing each other to create rich contemporary compositions, rooted in ancient sounds.

Meng Xiaoxu - erhu & vocals (China)

Niusha Barimani - kamanche & vocals (Iran)

Vanya Valkova - gadulka & vocals (Bulgaria) 

Franz von Chossy - piano  (Germany)

Michalis Cholevas - tarhu & ney (Greece)

Alex Simu - clarinet & live laptop  (Romania)

Sjahin During - percussion set  (Turkey/Nederlands)


Tour data: 

January 23, 2015  Papillon Bleu, Roanne (FR)

January 24 Strasbourg (FR)

January 26 Gent Belgium (tba) 

October 2014 Iranian tour

21 October Tehran Iran 

24 October Shiraz Iran 

27 October Isfahan Iran 

20 feb Den Haag - De Nieuwe Regentes 

21 feb Amsterdam Bimhuis

23 feb Amersfoort - De Lieve Vrouw 

25 feb Nijmegen - Lindenberg theater 

27 feb Utrecht - Rasa 

28 feb Rotterdam - de Doelen 

1 march Deventer Schouwburg 

2 march Leiden - De X in de Qbus