Mohamed Askari

Mohamed Askari

Mohamed Askari

Mohamed Askari

Musician,Composer and Ethnomusicologist of Arabic Music

 
Mohamed Askari was born in 1943 in Luxor, Egypt. Since 1970 he lives in Germany, is now a German citizen, married and has three daughters. He learned the art of the home-game Nay, the typical Arabian bamboo flute, which the Sufis regarded as "extended breath of God." In Germany, Mohamed Askari studied music in clarinet and composition at the conservatories of Heidelberg / Mannheim and Berlin, then ethnomusicology at the University of Berlin and Göttingen.

For more than twenty years, Mohammed Askari committed to intercultural and interreligious dialogue. This resulted in appearance at events such as the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Berlin Cathedral to an exhibition of Jewish artists in an exhibition at the Dresdner Bank in Berlin with Jewish, Arab and European artists, but also at the German Protestant Church Congress, at the World Conference of Religions for Peace, in the spring of 2006, then an escort of two World Congress of Rabbis and Imams for Peace in Seville, Spain, 2004 - 2006, numerous appearances with the Danish Middle East Peace Orchestra, where Jewish, Arab and Christian musicians together music, etc.

His musical taste is the classical Arabic music. In this field he has worked both as an ethnomusicologist, composer and arranger as well as well as a musician. His main instrument Nay, he plays with much success as a soloist at receptions, openings and other cultural events. With his chamber music group Ensemble Berliner Takht since 1995 makes it the classical Arabic music known to German audiences. With the harpist Thomas Siener he proposes in the duo suna'i meditatio (think = shared) mystischmeditativer a bridge between music of the Orient and the Occident.

For experiments Mohamed musical kind is always open productions like his show in collaboration with Sigune from the east. In readings of all kinds joined Mohamed Askari uamit Annemarie Schimmel, Salim Alafenisch, Tamara Stern, Yasmin Tabatabai on.


 

Mohamed_Askari.jpg


Display per page
Sort by
*
Prices incl. VAT, plus Shipping