NO blues in the media:

Photo editing movie by Kırmızı Tramvay a huge fan: Black Cadillac

October 6th, 2014 | No Comments »

NO blues percusionist Osama Meleegi releases ‘Sudanese Afrobeats’

August 20th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Cover Osama Meleegi Sudanese Afrobeat-frontYears 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)

The River Wild

July 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

We like to dedicate this song to all women and children who are the victims of war and conflict in this troubled times, they suffer most, no matter who’s fighting who and for what reason. Killing each other never solved a single problem.
Many thanks to Rubin van Kooyk for his visualisation.

Rudolstadt you are amazing

July 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

NO blues op Rudolstadt
That were three awesome gigs, Ingolstadt and twice Rudolstadt
Germany .. is hot!

das größte Roots-Folk-Weltmusik-Festival Deutschlands

June 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

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.
NO blues Ingolstadt

This week: one radioshow down and Paradiso to go!

December 16th, 2013 | No Comments »

Last night we played a couple of songs and talked about the band and our new album at KRO’s Nacht van het Goede Leven on Radio 1. A good night, always nice to talk with Adeline van Lier and great to play again!

Here you can listen the entire show.

This thursday we’ll be playing in one of the most beautiful venues of our country: Paradiso in Amsterdam!

NO blues @ Paradiso Amsterdam
Thursday December 19th
20:00 | €10 | Get tickets


NO blues radio recordings

November 6th, 2013 | No Comments »

This week NO blues was invited at AVRO’s Opium on Radio 1. We played Last train to Haifa, Farewell Shalabiye, Hela Hela and did an interview.

Here’s what that sounded like!

And this is what it looked like, live at the Grand Cafe of DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam last weekend:

NO blues @ Opium Radio

Mixed Worldmusic: “Bullseye” “Midden in de roos”

October 14th, 2013 | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Great review in dutch of Kind of NO blues.

“De arabicana van NO Blues is een muzikaal mengsel waarin het Midden-Oosten en het Amerikaanse platteland om beurten het voortouw nemen. Zang in Amerikaanse stijl met spitse ud-begeleiding van Haytham Safia, Arabische zang voortgestuwd door de opruiend slepende slidegitaar van Ad van Meurs. En allerlei gradaties daartussen, waar vooral slagwerker Osama Meleegi de hand in heeft. Met listige tikjes en accentverschuivingen geeft hij eenvoudige ritmes diepte en reliëf”
Read more at: Mixed Worldmusic


De Stentor: “NO blues oogst lof met album”

September 26th, 2013 | No Comments »

Great article today in regional newspaper De Stentor!

This Sunday we will present our new album in Burgerweeshuis in Deventer, the Netherlands. Especially for this matinee concert poets and guest musicians like Vrouwkje Tuinman, Bill Barrett and Quinetique Quartet will join us. In addition to the songs from the new album they will also play some own work. It’s going to be a very special concert, we hope to see you there!

Sunday September 29th, 14:30
Burgerweeshuis Deventer
Info and tickets are available here.

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NO Blues @ Radio 2 (KRO Hemelbestormers)

September 19th, 2013 | No Comments »

Last weekend we were invited by KRO radioshow Hemelbestormers on Radio 2 to talk about our new album ‘Kind of NO blues’ and play a tribute to Woody Guthrie. One of his songs, Columbus Stockade, is also on the new album. In Arabicana version!

Watch NO blues play Columbus Stockade at Radio 2 here: