MAqam Ensemble

MAqam Ensemble

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MAqam is considered as one of the most famous musical ensembles in the Middle East, capturing the soul of the Middle Eastern music and presenting it in an innovative style, the "MA" genre.

Biography

MAqam is considered as one of the most famous musical ensembles in the Middle East. It was established in 2006 by MAias Alyamani in Vienna with a great success all across Europe. Since then MAqam has performed more than 200 concerts in 22 countries in Europe and the Middle East.

Maqam consists of five young musicians from the Arab world, sharing the highest level of musical education as well as a special talent and passion for their work. The ensemble is specialized in performing Middle Eastern and Arabic music with a modern, structured but accessible approach, all the while preserving the spirit and character of the Arabic music and art.

MAqam has its own original repertoire, composed or arranged especially for it in “MA” genre. The MA music genre is not directly connected with a definite harmonic or rhythmic pattern nor with specific instrumentation, rather is it about capturing the soul of the Middle Eastern music and presenting it in an innovative style.

Special Performances:

• Fest Der Visionen in Vienna 2006
• United Nation concert “ Ali Ferzat Exhibition” in Vienna 2006
• Donau Festival in Vienna 2007
• ORF Cultural Festival in Vienna 2008
• Chamber Music Festival in Doha 2010
• Arab Women in Europe Association Concert in Vienna 2010
• Arab Press Gala Concert 2011 in Abu Dhabi
• Album release tour in Beirut-Damascus-Amman 2010
• Doha Capital of Arab Culture Opening Ceremony 2011
• Music and Dialog Festival in Doha with Daniel Barinboim 2011
• “Sarab” Exhibition with MAqam and Cai Gue-Qiang Doha 2011,
• Oriental Spaces Festival Damascus 2011 and 2012
• Syrian Cultural Week in Moscow 2011
• Fajer Festival in Tehran 2012
• United Nation Concert by MAqam in New York 2012
• International Postal Congress in Doha 2012
• World Innovation Summit of Education in Doha 2012
• Tribeca Film Festival-Final Ceremony in Doha 2012
• Climate Change Conference “ Cop18” - Final Ceremony in Doha 2012

Discography

MAqam Live at Aspire Hall, 2010