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Concert: Salon Joussour | Rima Khcheich presents Washwishni

Wednesday 8 November 2017
Cost: €11
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
Rapenburg 28
2311 EW Leiden
Temple Hall

On November 8 of this year, LUCIS and Aramco will present the Arabic Music Night in the Museum of Antiquities!

On this night in the beautiful Temple Hall of the museum, Salon Joussour with Lebanese lead singer Rima Khcheich will perform several songs, mostly from their new album Washwishni, which means “whisper to me”.

Ticket price is €11,00, drinks and snacks are included in this price. Tickets can be ordered online: buy tickets.

Rima Khcheich

Rima Khcheich, one of the talented Lebanese singers of the uprising generation, is well renowned for having given its rebirth to the Andalusian form Muwashah, as well as to the traditional Arabic repertoire of the 19th and 20th Century that she both teaches and explores.

Her international audience values both her qualities as a classical Arabic singer and the way she transforms this music into new contemporary sounds. Together with her musicians she developed a musical style bringing together the finest of both worlds: beautiful melodies and complex rhythms of the Arabic tradition and the advanced harmony and improvisation of European music.

Washwishni - Whisper to me

After five successful albums, Rima Khcheich now presents Washwishni, featuring fifteen newly composed songs. It is a timely album, reflecting in an almost satirical way on topics that move the younger Arab generation, like immigration, religion, revolution, and love.

Rima Khcheich’s incomparably subtle, yet strong warm voice fills these themes with nuance. Most of the songs were written and composed by Lebanese artist and director Rabih Mroué. The other compositions were specially written for Rima by Egyptian composer Fouad Abdel Majeed. The music was developed and arranged by the Dutch musicians of her band.

Rima Khcheich’s band is a result of many years of collaboration with Dutch bassist Tony Overwater, gathering a team of internationally renowned musicians like Maarten Ornstein (clarinet), Maarten van der Grinten (guitar) and Ruven Ruppik (percussion).


Rima Khcheich (Lebanon) - vocals
Maarten Ornstein - clarinet
Maarten van der Grinten - guitar
Tony Overwater - contrabass
Ruven Ruppik - percussion


Tickets are available for €11,00, this price includes drinks and snacks. Be sure to order your ticket online today: tickets.

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