Ziad Rajab
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Ziad Rajab

Thessaloníki, Central Macedonia, Greece | SELF

Thessaloníki, Central Macedonia, Greece | SELF
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"Ziad Rajab"

The talent of Ziad Rajab, both as composer and as arranger, singer and virtuoso outista, variously unfolds on that disk. - DIFONO (for Mawjet Tarab CD), Issue 64, January 2001

"Ziad Rajab"

"His improvisations brought to our mind images from the thousand and one night.../---/exceptional msical tunes like arabesques...exciting music pauses and dynamic contrasts of this young musician..." - HELSINGIN SANOMAT, 24.07.1993

"Ziad Rajab"

"?? a?t?s?ed?asµ?? t?? µa? ??µ?sa? e????e? ap? t?? ????e? ?a? µ?a ???te?... /---/ e?a??et???? f??se?? sa? a?aß?????µata ... s??a?past???? pa?se?? ?a? d??aµ???? a?t???se?? ap? a?t? t? ?ea?? µ??s???... " - HELSINGIN SANOMAT, 24.07.1993


2010: The Long Trail Of Immigration, CD of Ziads' own compositions, solo oud.

2000: Mawjet Tarab, CD of Ziads' own compositions, produced by FM Records.



Was born in Aleppo, Syria, to a Syrian mother and a Palestinian father. His mother and his grandmother played the oud and it was from them that he received his first lessons.

He considers traditional music his main musical background and simultaneously inkjets new musical ideas in existing traditional music, with ultimate goal being simple and deep feeling at the same time.

Since 1988 he lives in Greece.
Participation in concerts:
International Oud Meeting in Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki State Conservatory
Athens Concert Hall
Helsinki Festival
Belgrade Guitar Art Festival
Scala di Pescara

Composed music for Albert Camus' The Plague.