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Live

2019

12.09.

Berlin
Pergamonmuseum - Mschattalounge
 

13.09.

Einbeck
Kultur im Esel
 

03.10.

20:00
St. Wendel
Kurhaus Harschberg

04.10.

20:00
Schwerin

5.10.

13:00
Burg Klempenow
Burg
 

19.10.

Baku (Aserbaidschan)
Baku Jazz Festival
 

22.11.

19:00
Prague (czech republik)
Jazzdock
 

23.11.

Dresden
Jazzclub Tonne
 

28.11.

Duisburg
Kulturzentrum Tempel
 

29.11.

Bielefeld
Welthaus
 

Music

About

Masaa combines Arabic poetry with contemporary Jazz, East and West enter a lyrical liason unheard of before in its cocnclusiveness. This groundbreaking concept can
be heard on their three records: Freedom Dance (2012), Afkar (2014) and Outspo- ken (2017). Masaa has been awarded the Bremer Jazzpreis in 2012 as well as the audience award of Creole in 2013 and the Förder-RUTH of the Rudolstadt-Festival

in 2015. Right from the start the ensemble has made an effort to carry their work out into the world: Masaa performed successfuly in Eastern Africa and Lahoud's homeland Lebanon. In 2015 the quartet teamed up with Israeli singer Yael Deckel- baum and sent out a sign to support the peace process between Jewish and Arabic culture.

Starting from 2019 Masaa will reinvent their sound and personnel. For Pianist Clemens Christian Poetzsch the guitar player Reentko Dirks will join the band. Reentko is an extraordinarily versatile player of the double-neck acoustic guitar moving freely between Classical, Pop and World Music. Constantly exploring new sounds of the acoustic guitar Reentko and his unique style will shape the music of Masaa from now on.

The Band

Rabih Lahoud
Rabih Lahoudvocals
studied classical piano, composition, classical vocals, and jazz vocals. He feels at home in both Western and Eastern music traditions, the latter due to his Arabian roots. This ambivalence adds to the charm of the con uence of musical styles. He formed the band “Eternal Voya- ge” with Markus Stockhausen, and together they released a CD in 2009 and performed together in the Cologne Con- cert Hall as well as many other venues. He teaches at the music college of Düsseldorf and Hamburg.
Marcus Rust
Marcus Rusttrumpet, flugelhorn
discovered a personal interest in foreign cultures on a trip to India while he was performing his compulsory community service. Since then he follows the path of combining tradional musical elements of different cultures with jazz. Next to Masaa he performs with the band of the ethiopian singer Feven Yoseph, and with his duo ZIA. The musicians of ZIA focus on combining jazz and traditional music of a variety of cultures with jazz with church organ and trumpet.
Reentko Dirks
Reentko Dirksdouble-neck guitar
has written and recorded music for artists of the Cirque du Soleil as well as the Semper Opera Dresden and is a member of the EUROPEAN GUITAR QUARTET. Reentko has been introduced to a large audience as the guitar player alongside Giora Feidman and played concerts at the Tchaikovsky Hall Moscow and the Carbegie Hall New York.
Demian Kappenstein
Demian Kappensteindrums, percussion
Demian Kappenstein, percussion released his rst solo album WEIT a suite for percus- sion, electronics and photography about travels to Mozambik, Rwanda, Ethio- pia, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, India, Lebanon and Taiwan. Next to a common drum set his instrumentarium consists of found junk objects as well as manipulated childrens toys and household objects. Next to Masaa he is touring with his duo "Ätna".

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Margarete Schein: 
booking@masaa-music.de
Tel +49(0)152 077 888 03

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