Genre-breaking Syrian ensemble Hewar, meaning “dialogue” in Arabic, is a group that transcends the barriers of musical disparities and misconceptions. This unique musical exchange between different musical personalities is achieved by the musicians using their instruments as their only means of communication, reflecting an approach that is as musically-based as much as it has social and political references and subtexts. The ensemble brings together a fresh and diverse musical palate by frequently inviting guest artists, and utilizing an array of musical traditions, namely Arabic, jazz, scat, opera and classical music, among others.
Hewar was unveiled at a concert that took place in the historical setting of Al-Zaytuna Church in the Old City of Damascus in September 2003, and has been touring the US, Europe, Japan, and the Middle East. It has released three albums “Hewar” in 2005 “9 days of Solitude” in 2007 and "Letters to a Homeland" in 2012.
Contact Person: Sophie Couche
Phone: (646) 732-3261
Morgenland Chamber Orchestra & Ensemble Hewar