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Melodies between Afghanistan, India and Japan

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Traditional Recitals 


  • HINDUSTANI SANGEET/NORTH INDIA 

Sitar Recital of the Hindustani Classical music (North indian), along with semi-Classical and Folk melodies (Dhun). Accompanied by a Tabla player (percussion). Possiblie to add another musician (wind or bowed instrument). 

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  • AFGHANISTAN  

Rubab Recital of the Music from Afghanistan, from Classical to traditional folk tunes. Accompanied by a percussion. 

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Groups/Creations

 

  • "JAPANISTAN"/MELODIES BETWEEN AFGHANISTAN AND JAPAN
Arrangements of Japanese melodies to mix with Afhgan rythms, and some traditional Afghan mélodies crossing Japanese folk songs, as well as some original compositions interpreted on the Trio with Kengo Saito (Afghan Rubab), Suizan Lagrost (Shakuhachi flute), Ershad Tehrani (Tombak, Daff). Possible to add guest musicans and dancers. 

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  Video : https://youtu.be/PgwOH3HxspE

 

  • NAWAZESH - Caress of Soul by Music  

Two sacred instruments meet togheter to make a unique soundscape, interpreting the hindustani classical, afghan traditional and soufie songs. Trio with a tabla player, possible to have a singer and/or another percussion player. 

Sandip Chatterjee (Santoor), Kengo Saito (Rubab), A tabla player


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  • LAYAKAR ENSEMBLE

Interprets original compositions influenced by Inde, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and Japan in the form of composed music as welle as strong part of improvised music where meet the virtuosity and the lyrism with rich rythmical elements.

Kengo Saito (rubab, sitar, compositions), Antoine Morineau (zarb, daff), Guillaume Barraud (bansuri flutes), Prabhu Edouard (tabla, rythmic arrangements). Contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px; color: rgb(28, 28, 28);"> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (Exists CD "Layakar" 2006 Duo version).

http://youtu.be/Eq-pCvAzgEY

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  • HOMMAGE to USTAD MOHAMMAD OMAR 

Interprets the music and the style of Ustad Mohammad Omar (1905 - 1980), the king of Rubâb and the one of the most important musician of Afghanistan, and others traditional pieces with new arrangements.

Daud Khan Sadozai (rubab, sarod), Kengo Saito (sitar, rubab), Efren Lopez (azeri tar, oud, rubab), Yama Karim (tablas) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NyBBPyYXMs

 

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  • ANASSA Ensemble of Xanthoula Dakovanou  

Neo-traditional greek music with indo-oriental coulors by Xanthoula Dakovanou (vocals, composition) with Ourania Lampropoulou (santoor), Guillaume Barraud (flutes), Kengo Saito (rubab, sitar), Antoine Morineau (percussions). Album "La Dame et la Barque" available.

http://youtu.be/Bi_VD0Q2WUk

www.myspace.com/anassa.ensemble

http://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/album/la-dame-et-la-barque-xanthoula-dakovanou-lensemble-anassa/3770001716077

 

  • MAHATALA (world Jazz)

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Dance 

 


 

  • Sakura variations/Seasons of Asia - spéctacle Danse & Musique (Creation, en cours)Original Dance and Music from Japanese inspiration and other Asian elements.

Original Dance and Music from Japanese inspiration and other Asian elements.

Msasako Ono (Choregraphy and Dance), Kengo Saito (Compositions, Arrangements, Rubab) + guest musiciens

  •  Danses et musiques de l'Afghanistan  

Rana Gorgani (dance), Elaha Soroor (vocal), Kengo Saito (rubab), Gholam Nejrawi (zerbaghali).