Thu 8 Feb Byron - Dhafer Youssef (Tunisia - vocal, oud)

Posted on behalf of Ku Promotions...


DHAFER YOUSSEF (oud & vocals)
Jatinder Thakur (tabla)
& The Divine Shadows String Quartet

8TH February
Byron Bay Community Centre
Tickets available Now: $39 + BF from BBCC 66855659

"The kind of gig you watch and prayed would never end, charged with such magic that you knew you would be telling people about it in years to come". - Straight No Chaser (UK)

Cross a bridge of culture, time, traditions, music and mysticism to a place where ancient Arabic musical traditions meld with contemporary jazz, rock and electronica.

Inspirational Vocalist and master oud player DHAFER YOUSSEF has established himself as one of the most extraordinary and exciting artists working in contemporary music. In his first Australian appearance, Dhafer will be joined by tabla master JATINDER THAKUR, and the soul stirring DIVINE SHADOWS STRING QUARTET.

Tunisian born-Europe based DHAFER brings together the sonic echoes of his middle eastern roots with the western cool of Norway's nu jazz. Dhafer draws on the Islamic Sufi roots of his homeland, Tunisia, and translates these into electronic lounge vibes and jazzy improvisations with cutting-edge loops and ambient sounds. The result is modern experimental music that is at once spiritual and reflective as well as passionate and exhilarating.

Whilst his hypnotic music alone is enough to entrance an audience, Dhafer also has an otherworldly voice that is itself a unique instrument. Starting as a low, husky rumble and growing into a perfect upper-register operatic note, you will find yourself stunned by his control and clarity. Even without a microphone, this man can unleash a pure acoustic projection that is truly awe-inspiring.

Dhafer’s fourth album, Divine Shadows introduces a new dimension to the band’s overall sound and live performances. . An evening of musical spirituality not to be missed .


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