NO BLUES @ Avlea Music Scene
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NO blues started five years ago with a three day search for the crossroads of American flok blues and Arabic music. This music, which the musicians called Arabicana, became a succesfull genre and NO blues is now an established name in the world music scene. ‘Hela Hela’ is the fourth and last studio album made by the band. NO blues which started as a lab project by productiehuis ON finishes it’s search for a new musical genre with a new album and a tour in 2011 and 2012. Hela Hela is more than just a new album. On this record Ad van Meurs, Haytham Safia and Anne-Maarten van Heuvelen show that they are true masters of this new genre they created and they playfully ad an African flavour to the blend. The band takes the listener on a musical journey across several continents. On Hela Hela you find Palestinian guest musicians Morad Khoury on violin, and Shereene Danial as guest vocalist which ad strength and depth to the combination of American and Arabic musical tradition. This comes together perfectly in the title track Hela Hela based on a traditional Arabic work song and an American counterpart. This is the ultimate appeal to the world for working together. .Ankie Keultjes is sound engineer and sings backing vocals on many NO blues songs. She also helped producing the records and she sings lead vocals about vulnerability and budding love in Breaking the chain. Hela Hela is also the last NO blues studio album. The band and productiehuis ON agree that with the four albums ‘Farewell Shalabiye, Ya Dunya, Lumen and Hela Hela’ the new genre of Arabican has been discovered and defined.


AVLEA Music Scene

15 Agiou Orous & 115 Konstantinoupoleos str.


tel: 2103474074 


nearest metro station: Keramikos

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