Mohamad Zatari Trio (Zehra) Flocks (Werner Durand, Uli Hohmann)

Flocks (Werner Durand, Uli Hohmann)

Zehra present the debut album Istehlal by the Mohamad Zatari Trio, consisting of musicians from Syria, Iran, and India. The trio merges traditional Middle Eastern sounds with contemporary vibes including interpretations of Hossein Alizadeh and Riad Al-Sunbati classics. In a contemporary globalized world where music has lost its borders and is fighting a constant –yet particular — stream of Western commodification, the Mohamad Zatari Trio stands out as an original cultural artifact, aiming at transcending the boundaries between different music worlds. Founded in 2019, the ensemble had its first public appearance in 2020 at the Outernational Virtual Festival. Comprising the performers Sara Eslami (Iran) on tar, Avadhut Kasinadhuni (India/Romania) on tabla, and Mohamad Zatari (Syria) on oud. Their debut Istehlal plunges into its own aesthetics, politics, and sound intricacies and represents the combined efforts of three musicians hailing from different, yet deeply rooted cultures. Over the course of eleven songs, the album transcends stylistic, ideologic, and geographic boundaries and reflects on the human condition in an interconnected and interrelated technological world. The repertoire includes not only original compositions in different stylistics but also rearranged traditional pieces by influential composers Riad Al Sunbati (Egypt) and Hossein Alizadeh (Iran). The Mohamad Zatari Trio introduces itself as a strong new voice within a new generation of young musicians that carry the musical heritage of great masters like Ravi Shankar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, or Zakir Hussain with a fresh and contemporary approach.



Im  Duo der  Multi-Instrumentalisten Werner Durand & Uli Hohmann treffen

akustische  auf elektronische Klänge sowohl analoger  als auch digitaler  Klangerzeugung.

Selbstgebaute Blas – und Saiteninstrumente, Saxophon und Handtrommeln  sowie modulare Synthesizer  und Sampler bilden das Instrumentarium, mit dem die beiden Musiker  eine feine minimalistische  Textur schaffen.

Orientalisch beeinflusste  melodische und rhythmische Strukturen treffen auf eine experimentelle Klangsprache, die reine (nicht temperierte) Stimmung trägt zur weiteren Vertiefung des Hörerlebnisses bei.


Viel spass wünscht Jens G.


Rigaer Str. 9
10247 Berlin