Within the framework of the UNESCO EU-funded project: « Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage » UNESCO is organising a Syrian themed evening.
Concert: Ensemble Fawaz Baker Trio
The concert will open the event, Fawaz Baker Trio:
Fawaz Baker is a composer, Oud player and singer hailing from Aleppo, Syria and currently living in Paris, France. He performs with several ensembles in France and Europe, including his own bands. Baker began his career studying with masters of Arabic and Turkish music, before training at the Lyon School of Jazz, where he studied improvisation and its possible applications in traditional music. A former director of the Aleppo Conservatory, Baker continues to teach music and to share his knowledge of this priceless heritage with the next generation of musicians, whether in Europe or in the Middle East. Fawaz Baker never ceases to revisit the rich Middle Eastern heritage where Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish music have come together.In this performance, he weaves together with his accomplices Samir Homsi and Khalil Guerrow a refined musical journey. The audience will discover pieces that truly reflect the rich heritage of Syria and the Middle East.