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In the world of SARBAND, musicians from Bulgaria, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy and Germany perform together. The co-operation in the ensemble is no fashionable crossover session, but conceived as a continuous dialogue on equal terms. All artists unrestrictedly contribute their native traditions, their personal histories and their own creativity to the programmes. While today the religious, economic, cultural and political differences between the Orient and Occident are in the focus of attention, Sarband endeavour to show that music was always not only mere decoration, but an enlightened means of mutual respect and can still be that today: an example for understanding and acceptance, a model of peace. The ensemble takes its audience on a journey through space and time, through religions and cultures. It is a journey, on which you can leave behind the customary ways of thinking and the traditional concert experience. You can let programs defined by tolerance, openness and profoundness enchant you, programs, in which people and cultural eras are brought together:

Programmes with Early Music repertoire link European historically informed performance with the living traditions of the Mediterranean. Here SARBAND often like to devote themselves to the Ottoman Empire as a culturally developed, tolerant political unity of many different peoples and religions with a rich musical heritage.


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  • chewtoy

    Satie like you've never heard before. Great stuff.

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Don_Velasques

    Amazing music... the Bach covers are brilliant.

    13 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Billy_The_Kit

    Hicaz Ilahi, Kaside, Hicaz Ilahi ...

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ThothHermes

    Zacharyeller; why do you maintain that Corvus Corax is "hardly Medieaval"???

    26 Feb 2010 Reply
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    2 Sep 2009 Reply
  • halosvevo

    when I hear Fadia el-Hage sing I'm melting away.....:-)

    10 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Izgrejala

    Into the Labyrinth ^^

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • jale_tale

    hepiniz aynısınız. boşuna kasmayın...

    24 Jan 2009 Reply
  • undrentide72

    They havent really put a foot wrong musically. Shame their playcount is so low, for all fans of Neomedieval or whatever you like to call it this band are up there with Estampie et al

    12 Dec 2008 Reply
  • virus_found

    their sephardic songs and llibre are great

    11 Jul 2008 Reply
  • undrentide72

    fuck me, why arent more people listening to Sarband! I thought theyd be big on the neo-medieval scene

    14 Oct 2007 Reply
  • undrentide72

    Ive heard umpteen versions of Llibre vermell De Montserrat and Sarbands is by far the most impressive version.

    17 Jan 2007 Reply

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