"oud, voice" -


Hassan Abd Alrahman has been devoting himself to the oud since he was 16 years old. He studied traditional music in the Middle East at Aleppo with Nedim Elderwiche.

Hassan first performed in Syria and particularly in Damascus, before meeting the French pianist Bruno Paoli (with whom he formed his first group of oriental jazz) and leaving Syria to settle in France.

In Strasbourg he imagined the group Shezar with the Norwegian clarinettist Ketil Selvic, the bass and tarhu player Nicolas Beck and the percussionist Fabien Guyot. In fifteen years of existence, the band has performed many times in France and Norway, and has released 3 records.

Between 2004 and 2008, in Mayotte where he resided, he joined the Tarab group with the Moroccan violinist Hamid Belhaf.

In 2008, Hassan founded in Lyon the Bassma group with Chems Hamrouche and David Bruley and the duo Madarat with the violinist Jean-Pierre Rudolph. He also played alongside the clown Gregory Escolin in the Tarbouch Babouche show, burlesque scenes on the theme of the Orient. In the theater field, Jean-Paul Wenzel hired him on the stage of his Antigone 82 after Sorj Chalandon.

In 2011, in Bourgogne and Lyon, he brought together the trio Talawine around his compositions. Azraq (“Blue”), their first record is released in 2016.

Hassan also practices the ney (the oriental flute), the percussions (bendir, riqq) and the bouzouki.


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