Osama Abdulrasol qanun – Philippe Thuriot accordion – François Taillefer drums – Lode Vercampt cello – Helena Schoeters vocals
Thanks to his magically skilful playing on the qanun (lap harp), Osama Abdulrasol has succeeded in making a valuable contribution to the Belgian and international world music scene for many years now. The tunes on his new CD Jedid therefore provide a bridge between East and West. Osama Abdulrasol's compositions obviously have their origins in his place of birth, old Babylon in Iraq, but are also enhanced with influences from all over the world. His ensemble’s performance, featuring the qanun, vocals, accordion, cello and percussion, demonstrate what the future may hold in store, how different backgrounds, styles and languages may be combined to create a new sound.