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4| Ahlam Babiliyya – Babylonian Dreams
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Between old and new, near and far – traditional Iraqi music and original compositions for the Arabian Lute and Frame Drums.

Saturday, 08.10.2016, 19:00 Uhr | Dresden, Unter der Kuppel der Yenidze

4| Ahlam Babiliyya – Babylonian Dreams

“Like an infinitely flowing stream of water, the rhythm of the drums carries the sighs, the laments, and the wild shouts of joy of the oud. “

Let us journey to a perhaps surprising source of early-modern culture. Already the history of the word shows us: the European lute, since the noble art of the Minnesingers epitomized chivalrous and courtly behavior, is an instrument with a migrant background. Through the crusaders, over Moorish Spain, and over the Byzantine Empire bordering on Persia came this “sounding wood” (the actual meaning of “oud”). The oud is one of the oldest instruments known to mankind. Traces and portrayals of the instrument go back to the 22nd century before Christ. And this Arabic lute is an especially beautiful instrument.

In this concert, the Berlin musician Nora Thiele, and the Iraqi oud player Saif Al-Khayyat merge their sounds in a wonderful way with the rhythm of Arabic frame drums. Ahlam Babiliyya is an homage to a past highly-cultivated culture of the Babylonian Empire, one that laid the foundations for our European culture. The program contains traditional Iraqi melodies, compositions of classical masters, as well as original compositions.

In cooperation with the 1001 Märchen GmbH Dresden


Das besondere Angebot


A special offer for students
For 5,00 €, each young and curious person can participate, s/he just has to have a student ID!
The Junior!_Card allows free seating in all sections according to capacity


Buy 6 tickets and receive a 10% rebate: if you buy 6 or more tickets in one order, you’ll receive a rebate of 10%. – Guided-tours are not included.


Buy 10 tickets and receive a 15% rebate: If you buy at least 10 tickets in one order, you’ll receive a rebate of 15% off of the ticket price. – Guided-tours are not included.


Are you arriving in company? Please ask us about our special conditions for group discounts! These tickets can be booked over the Geschäftsstelle der Mitteldeutschen Barockmusik e.V. [see contact page]

Saif Al-Khayyat, oud
Nora Thiele, oriental percussion
(Riq, Mizhar, Def, Darbuka, Zanbour)

Tickets: 17,50 €