September 2019


Fairouz goes Jazz

Samstag 07.09.2019 19:30 | Club

Eintritt: frei

Veranstalter/-in: Werkstatt der Kulturen


Songs and pieces from one of the most famous musicians in the Arabic scene (Fairouz) in new jazz arrangements


  • Omar Znkawan - sax/clarinet
  • Shalan Alhamwy - violin
  • Shingo Ali Masuda - canoon
  • Wataru Saito - contrabass
  • Cem Dinler - piano
  • Can Tüfekcioglu - drums


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Omar Znkawan

Omar Znkawan is a Syrian saxophonist, clarinetist and composer who has been living in Berlin/Germany since 2018 and working on his project „Arabic Jazz music “. Currently, Omar is a fellow of the program „Weltoffenes Berlin 2019“ of the Berlin Senate of Culture and Europe and is cooperating with WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN.

He is working on recreating the Arabic music by adding new rhythms and harmonies for the musical forms to spread the Eastern atmosphere in Western styles. Especially on the saxophone, his aim is to introduce it with Arab instruments in a new image by playing the quartertone in Arab melodies and improvising in the Arab-Jazz style.

His project reflects his new vision of Arabic music with his band playing some standards of jazz and Arabic  music by mixing harmony with improvisation. Also, he and his band play songs and pieces of the most famous musicians in the Arabic scene in new jazz arrangements.







Shalan Alhamwy


Shalan Alhamwy is a Syrian violinist and composer.

He studied classical and Arabic music and masters both genres playing and composing.

Shalan plays in a plenty of orchestras and ensembles as Olla Vogala, Liqa’ and Damast Duo, and leads several musical groups such as Jiraan and Picea Orientalis.

His compositions are being performed worldwide.



Die WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN wird gefördert von der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.