Credits: Ishai I Jacob: Camera, Video Editor: Bushra El-Turk, Music: Bushra El-Turk
Ensemble Zar Promotion Video
Comprised of up to 14 of the UK’s finest musicians, Ensemble Zar is a fresh and fearless cross-genre ensemble whose mission is to express the Middle Eastern artistic temperament in its rawest form, and experiment with new sounds in the process. It’s musicians are well-versed in both Eastern and Western idioms, culminating in Western and Asian instruments, equally at home performing complex written contemporary music as well as masters of improvisation, relishing in the spontaneous nature of Oriental music. Ensemble Zar has performed in the concert hall, for theatre, live and recorded music for film. Venues have included the Southbank’s Purcell Room, Barbican, Birmingham Symphony Hall. Most notably, the Arabic section of the ensemble recently recorded the Oscar-winning film composer Gabriel Yared's film score for the new feature animation film, The Prophet, produced by Salma Hayek Pinault, at Abbey Road Studios in March 2014.
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