Haytham Safia Qu4rtet
Last year ud player Haytham Safia performed solo at Winternachten, now he plays with a quartet. Beside Haytham (Jerusalem) the group consists of Afra Mussawisade (Iran), percussion, Hanneke Ramselaar, hobo and Eva van de Poll, cello. In 2007 the CD Promises appeared, with classical western, Arab and Persian music, added with other genres, among other things the blues.(WIN2008)
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The last of Winternachten 2008 can be heard in the Sunday morning Radio 1 programme OVT (Simple Past Tense), a live broadcast from The Hague.
In VPRO's OVT history and literature come together in conversations with Winternachten guests Antjie Krog from South Africa and the Berber poet Ahmed Ziani, and writer Geert Mak. The series 'In Europe', part of the programme, today focuses on the 1930s. Can the fear of those times be compared to that in our time? In Dutch
Last year ud-player Haytham Safia could be admired solo on Winternachten, now he can be heard in a quartet. In addition to Haytham (Jerusalem) the group consists of Afra Mussawisade (Iran), percussion, Hanneke Ramselaar, oboe and Eva van de Poll, cello. In 2007 the CD Promises was released. And Qu4rtet surely is a promise. Listen to the title number: inventive, virtuoso and full of musical zest. Each number is a gem. Influences from classical western, Arab and Persian music and jazz, blues and medieval music are welded together effortlessly.