Salah Ammo presents Duo, Quartett & Wiener Diwan
Salam Orient presents the Vienna based Kurdish-Syrian musician Salah Ammo with his most important music projects, including long-term music companions and special guests: the duo project with percussionist Peter Gabis, his quartet and his latest formation “Viennese Diwan” with a classical string quartet by the world famous Wiener Symphoniker.
Born in Northeast of Syria and grown up in a multi-cultural neighborhood where Kurds, Arabs, Armenians and Assyrians have lived together for thousands of years, these diverse traditions have given Salah Ammo’s compositions a special identity. Salah Ammo has never been a musical purist, but still he is true to his musical heritage. With his openness and curiosity, the charismatic musician manages to set his musical roots in the context of European culture. Together with his music colleagues he is building bridges between east and west, between classical and oriental music and together they show impressively that the most exciting musical styles often arise in a room of musical diversity.
Salah Ammo - vocals, bouzouk (syrian long-neck lute)
Peter Gabis - percussion, overtone singing
Elena Kodin - violin
Renate Turon - violin
Isabella Stepanek - viola
Daesun Koh - violoncello
Oscar Antoli - clarinet, bassclarinet, dolçaina