Al-Nabati – Nabataean: Album in Progress for Ali Assad

May 2019

Musician and composer Ali Assad, a supported artist in Laboratory of Arts programme, is finalizing the work on his music album Nabataean.

The album is inspired by the Arab people who inhabited the Petra Region and spoke a language that linked ancient Semitic languages with our present Arabic language. It is a journey to explore the rhythms and scales inspired by the music of the Levant within rock – jazz quintet settings. The songs cover many of the dialects styles of Levantine music, all of which speak a single Levantine musical tongue. These tongues come from the eastern cost of the meditation sea, covering Golan, Damascus, and Syria, and reaching Iraq.

As well as finishing the artistic processes on the album, Assad is preparing to launch the album, which will be conducted in Vienna.

Assad is attempting to release an electronic version of the album as singles published in a sequential way over the next two months and across multiple music platforms like Spotify and iTunes.

You can check some of the album’s musical work and learn about the album’s songs by Clicking here.


Ali Assad

A composer, singer, and musician born in 1987, Ali Assad moved out of Syria in 2009 and studies classical guitar in Turkey in the National Conservatoire of Ankara after receiving a scholarship from Hacettepe University.

In the summer of 2013, he wrote Paganini Conservatorio,a text on Classical and Quadruple Guitar in Genoa in the south of Italy.

He received a scholarship through which he continued his studies between 2013 and 2015 in Karl-Franzens University– Graz University of Music and Arts KUG.

He is currently continuing his higher education in those two languages in the musicology and ….

He conducted many concerts as a composer and a singer as well as a classic guitar player in Turkey, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and France.

In 2014, he recorded his 6 pieces for a classical guitar album, which combined Saxophone singing and narrating modern Arabic poetry in Jazz studio in the music university of Grats.

In 2018 he released an album of 12 pieces titles ATABA: Syrian Tintinnabuli, in which he worked on rewriting and adapting the music and the singing of Syrian people in written works of quaternary rhythms and rhythms in cooperation with his colleague the Syrian author Hassan Ali.

الحقوق محفوظة اتجاهات- ثقافة مستقلة 2019
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