Posts tagged ‘eindhoven’

Oh Yeah Habibi overview & new tour dates

December 21st, 2015



Recently we had our last show of 2015 in Paradiso, Amsterdam. What a night! And a good moment to look back at the great response we got on our new album Oh Yeah Habibi so far.

A lot of kind words on the album from the audience and different media. A selection:

“Oh Yeah Habibi  is more than a party: the message of NO Blues couldn’t have come at a better time” – MixedWorldMusic

“Oh Yeah Habibi is the best album until now“ – Festivalinfo

“An exciting musical encounter based on mutual respect and the overpowering love for music“ – Mania

“NO blues emerges at Oh Yeah Habibi as a band of bridge builders between cultures“- Folkforum

“Oh Yeah Habibi is an exceptional example of a full-grown cross-over album“ – Here Comes The Flood

“World class record!” – Lust for Live

Inga Tjapkes did an interview (in Dutch):

Our story was in the newspaper (click to read):
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And played from Deventer to Utrecht and Amsterdam. Next up: the rest of the tour! We’ve added some new tour dates in Nijmegen en Harderwijk:

January 10       Lux, Nijmegen  tickets
Januari 22        Amer, Amen
Februari 29       Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven
March 12          Razzmatazz, Goes
March 17         Catharinakapel, Harderwijk
April 2              Koornbeurs, Franeker
April 27            Amman, Jordanie

Hope to see you there!

Album presentation Sudanese Afrobeats 9 november

October 30th, 2014



Cover Osama Meleegi Sudanese Afrobeat-frontYears 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