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NO blues’ tour journal of Jordan

May 4th, 2016



We had a great time playing in Amman Jordan! The first show at the Blue fig was magical, playing for an appreciating audience. The atmosphere was relaxed and the warm night was a beautiful start of our five gigs. After the show we went to a place called Dunia where the owner told us he had named his bar after one of our albums Ya Dunya and told us he is a big fan of NO blues. We had waterpipe, drinks en food and enjoyed great Jordanian hospitality.

On day two we played at the Haya Cultural Centre after taking a walk in the area. This theater was a good setting for the NO blues music. Sound engineer Hassan from Eclipse Events did a great job and the band really took off during the show. The audience gave a standing ovation and after the show we went out for food.

Day three was our Kings Day gig at the Embassy. In the Netherlands everybody gets dressed up in orange and celebrates. The Dutch Embasssy was coloured with orange lighting, so we felt right at home. Although the evening was a little chilly, the gig went great and the people kept warm by dancing. A couple from France had come in especially from Jerusalem to watch us play. It is always an honour when fans drive a long way to come to one of the gigs.

On day four the band went cultural and we visited the Citadel at Amman. After seeing the ancient buildings and the amphitheater we went to the Shomann Foundation for our fourth gig. The energy in the room was truly amazing with people singing along and clapping to the songs. Young and old enjoyed the music and after the show and encores we went out for a great meal and more waterpipe.

Our last show was at the Maestro Bar. A completely different venue from all the others. A smokey club with a young crowd. We played with a lot of energy and fire. Again the music came across and the room exploded after solos. People clapped and danced, a great last gig to our stay in Amman. After the show Haytham and Osama had to hurry to catch their flight. What a night!

We want to thank everybody who helped make this tour possible; among others Lama, Ghadeer and the rest of the good people at the Amman Jazz Festival, Maartje Peters at the Dutch Embassy, the Fonds Podiumkunsten for helping us out, the sponsors among which Amstel, the sound engineers, Safe for dragging the instruments around, productiehuis Oost-Nederland and all the people that came out to see us. We hope we’ll go back to Amman!

– NO blues

And this is what it looked like:

NO blues on tour in Jordan

April 14th, 2016



Good news: this year we’re celebrating Dutch holiday King’s Day in Jordan! We’re invited to play at the Dutch ambassy and do a mini tour during the Amman Jazz Festival in the capital of Jordan:

NO blues | Jordan Tour
April 25th   Blue Fig Cultural and Arts Café
April 26th   A Night of European Jazz, Haya Cultural Centre
April 27th   King’s Day Concert, Royal Netherlands Ambassy
April 28th   Shoman Foundation
April 29th   Maestro Music Bar

With a lot of thanks to Fonds Podiumkunsten who support us for this tour. There we go!

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The best of ten years Arabicana… on vinyl!

March 31st, 2016



For the very first time our music will appear on vinyl! For Record Store Day 2016 we are proud to present The best of ten years NO blues, a limited edition that is only available on vinyl. This record contains the highlights of a full decade of the unique blend of music called Arabicana.

On Saturday April 16th at Record Store Day we will present The best of ten years NO blues with an instore at Kroese Nijmegen at 16:00. There is no digital distribution of the record, you can only find this limited edition in our webshop or at your local record store.

CSCLP 1310 NoBlues
The best of ten years NO blues
Vinyl (album) | CRS | April 16th 2016

Place your pre-order here and be the first to receive this limited vinyl record!

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3voor12: “NO blues’ mix of cultures stays intriguing”

March 2nd, 2016



What a great start for us this year! We kicked off in LUX Nijmegen where we got a really nice live review.

After that we played a sold out show in the ever so nice Amer in Amen to continue our tour in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, a show that was also totally sold out. What an honor to see the audience enjoy our music so much!

3voor12 Eindhoven visited the concert and wrote an extensive review (Dutch only): NO blues 3voor12

Let’s hope for more good things to come this year.

March 12        Razzmatazz, Goes | tickets
March 17        Catharinakapel, Harderwijk | tickets
April 2             Koornbeurs, Franeker | tickets
April 27           Amman, Jordanie

See you soon at one of our shows!