PRAED Orchestra! is playing at Calligraphy Square in Sharjah!
If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of the Middle Eastern art scene, you have probably already heard of PRAED, the musically talented duo who fuse Egyptian popular music (shaabi), free jazz and electronics, resulting in a unique sonic experience.
The dynamism of their live shows doesn’t stop there. The band is known for incorporating subtle cultural layers in their work, with symbolic references to both Egyptian society and cultural and religious ceremonies.
PRAED are now presenting their latest and most exciting project to date – a 14-member band called PRAED Orchestra!, who will perform live in their Sharjah premiere this Saturday.
Alongside the duo who founded the band – Raed Yassin (synthesiser, vocals and beats) and Paed Conca (clarinet, electronics and bass) – PRAED Orchestra! also includes Alan Bishop (saxophone, vocals and acoustic guitar), Nadah El Shazly (vocals, buzuq and keyboard), Christine Kazarian (electric harp), Hans Koch (bass clarinet and soprano saxophone), Martin Kuchen (baritone saxophone and sopranino saxophone), Maurice Louca (keyboard and organ), Radwan Moumneh (synthesiser, vocals and buzuq), Maryam Saleh (vocals), Ute Wassermann (vocals, mouth harp and whistles), Sam Shalabi (electric guitar and oud), Khaled Yassine (percussion) and Michael Zerang (drums).
PRAED have performed all over the world, from the Middle East and Europe to North America and East Asia. According to the pair, their work has been influenced not only by their Middle Eastern roots but also the different places they have visited.
See the show:
8:00—10:00 pm, Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Calligraphy Square, Heritage Area, Sharjah, UAE.
For more information visit sharjahart.org/sharjah-art-foundation/events/praed-orchestra
This article was produced in partnership with Sharjah Art Foundation. Sponsored content.