December 10th, 2014
NO blues put out their first album in the spring of 2005. The band celabrates this ten year anniversary with a theater tour in the spring of 2015. The combination of folk blues and Arabic music which brought the group together and which they call ‘Arabicana’ still has the energy it did when they started. And it is even more relevant than it was ten years ago. The music brings cultures together which seem impossible to combine. The five NO blues albums show that with a little good will and a some work it is possible. And the result still conquers the hearts of people all over the world.
The band is playing theaters in the spring and the first summer festival is confirmed in the Czech Republic. Keep checking this website and Facebook for more news.
October 30th, 2014
Years ago our percussionist Osama Meleegi came to the Netherlands from Khartoum Sudan.. He was one of nine (!) percussion playing sons of violin player Mohammed Gismallah Mogash, a well known musician and music teacher. As a young boy Osama was brought upon the stage to play with his family. Earning him the nick name Meleegi, which means ‘the boy’. Osama studied music in Khartoum and now he is living and playing in the Netherlands with bands such as ‘Minyeshu and Shewata’ with Haytham Safia and of course with NO blues. Now Osama has made his debut album as solo artist. With ‘Sudanese Afro beats’ a longtime dream comes true. On the album we here pieces composed by Osama and recorded with friends and family from Sudan. A blend of traditional Sudanese rythmes and original pieces written by Osama Meleegi. His CD is a unique combination of Arabic and African music. The album presentation is on the 9th November in Grand café Berlage. Kleine Berg 16 in Eindhoven.
Sunday 9 november | 15:00 uur | free entrance
August 20th, 2014
Years ago he came to the Netherlands, Osama Meleegi, a famous percussion player from Kharthoum, Sudan.
As one of nine (!) percussion playing sons of Mohamad Gismallah Mogash, a well known violin player and music teacher, Osama found his place in the spotlight with the ‘Meleegi Family’ at a very young age and after finishing the School of Music and Dance in Kharthoum he became a member of the famous groups ‘Samadal’ and I’qd al Jalaad’.
After moving to the Netherlands he joined the succesfull Ethiopian Group ´Minyeshu & Chewata’ , the Arabicana Group ‘NO blues’ , formed a duo with Ud player Haytham Safia : ‘Ud D’uet’ and became a very respected session player. With this album ‘Sudanese Afrobeats’ , two of his wishes came true: an album with his own compositions and a musical reunion with his family and friends in Sudan.
Listen and buy “Sudanese Afrobeats” on Spotify or iTunes . (temporally also available on the mediaplayer “luisterpaal” of the Dutch national radio 6)
July 9th, 2014
That were three awesome gigs, Ingolstadt and twice Rudolstadt
Germany .. is hot!
June 30th, 2014
Almost a year ago we received a nice review from the gig in Ingolstadt Germany . And within 2 days we are heading Rudolstadt: das größte Roots-Folk-Weltmusik-Festival Deutschlands. So here is the review in the rebound towards Rudolstadt.
May 19th, 2014
Stichting Zonnewende Flevoland has set itself the goal of organizing and experiencing a poetic celebration of the ‘summer solstice, the longest day of the year. To this end, the Festival Sunsation organizes a big festival with NO blues as headliner very early in the morning :-). website Sunsation
April 9th, 2014
Tonight we are invited to play in the city of Pilsen at Music Bar Andel. The city is known worldwide for Pilsner beer so no thirst overhere :-).
March 4th, 2014
Especially for this concert poet Vrouwkje Tuinman will join us. Vrouwkje also contributed to the new album Kind of NO blues with her poem Jij mooi/For Evelien. Listen here
Saturday March 8 th, 20:30
Info and tickets are available here.