NO blues in the media:

Review by Folkforum: “tienjarig NO blues als bruggenbouwer”

October 8th, 2015 | No Comments »


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Review by KindaMuzik: “kritisch, met een positieve insteek”

October 8th, 2015 | No Comments »

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Review by Folk Lantern: “een verzameling sterke songs”

October 8th, 2015 | No Comments »

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Review by HCTF: “a full-grown cross-over album”

October 8th, 2015 | No Comments »

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Our story in De Stentor

October 1st, 2015 | No Comments »

Erik Krebbers of Dutch newspaper De Stentor interviewed us about ten years of NO blues and the release of our new album next week. Anne-Maarten explains why this album is special to us and our Arabicana feels more up to date than ever.

Today our story is in the paper! Click on the article to read it:


Deventer Post: “NO blues viert feest”

September 29th, 2015 | No Comments »

Dutch newspaper the Deventer Post highlighted our official album release show in the Deventer Schouwburg on thursday Octobre 8th.

For all you Dutchies, don’t forget to get your tickets in advance on the website. See you there!


Familiar sounds at television show Vrije Geluiden

September 15th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Last weekend Haytham and Osama of NO blues were invited to play in a summer special of the Dutch television show Vrije Geluiden. In the show they play The Road, the track that led to Last Train to Haifa that was on the NO blues albums Ya Dunya and Kind of NO blues. This time you can hear it in a special embodiment with only u’d and percussion. Check it out!

Watch the show here (interview starts at 00:11:12), and stay tuned for the release of the new NO blues album Oh Yeah Habibi at Octobre 8th!

Nice review on our show in Ostrova

August 5th, 2015 | No Comments »

Last week we played at the festival Colours of Ostrava and we got this nice review from a Czech newspaper. If your Czech is good, click to open it in a readable format (if not, scroll a bit further):



If your Czech is as bad as ours, here’s a translation we received:

‘… If we should pick one band that naturally fulfills the mission and anticipated philosophy of the Colours of Ostrava in their music, with no doubts it would be international band NO blues. All from the Netherlands – Palestinian virtuoso on oud and singer Haytham Safia, Sudanese percussion player Osama Meelegi, singer Ankie Keultjes and singing musicians like guitar player Ad Van Meurs and bass player Anne-Maarten van Heuvelen – together they play and sing splendid music contrived from African rhythms and Arabic tradition flavoured with American country and blues. With their music the soul of the listener is dancing and his mind is touching answers on serious questions.’

We especially like that last sentence, it is a good discription for our upcoming record Oh Yeah Habibi. More news soon!

Listen to a glimpse of the new album ‘Oh Yeah Habibi”

July 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

In October NO blues will release her sixth album “Oh Yeah Habibi”, get a glimpse over here.

NO blues summer

July 1st, 2015 | No Comments »

20150701_Tjechische krantWe are looking forward to a fun summer with NO blues. We start of with gigs in the Czech Republic. The band plays at United Colours of Ostrava, the biggest music festivals in the country. On the way there, we play in the city Jablonec nad Nisou and after Ostrava we head for the Woche der kleine Kunsten in Gutersloh, Germany. Which sounds like a a nice gig too! After doing a private show in Holand the summer with NO blues ends at the City festival in Zwolle. Some nice outside veues to look forward to. For all our Czech fans; we did this interview with the Lidove Noviny. Enjoy!
See picture fot Czech version and the following link for a crappy Google translate version in English.

16/07 Kulturni Leto, Jablonec nad Nisou (CZ)
19/07 Colours of Ostrava Ostrava (CZ)
13/08 Woche Der Kleine Kunste, Gutersloh (DE)
04/09 Stadsfestival, Zwolle