Salam. Orient Festival 2013 (9th-13th October)

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Shanbehzadeh Ensamble, Iran; © Shanbehzadeh

Shanbehzadeh Ensamble, Iran; © Shanbehzadeh

“Music, dance and poetry from Oriental cultures” can be read as the subtitle and programmatic concept of Salam.Orient. The festival – originally founded as “Salam.Islam” – takes place in this form since 2005.
Festival initiator and manager Norbert Ehrlich is trying to present the Oriental cultural heritage to the audience with all its facets and complexity in a mixture of concerts, lectures, discussions and workshops, thus enabling a differentiated, sometimes new, sometimes controversial look at diverse Eastern cultures.
The main question in 2013 is where’s the final border of East and the answers might be found in the list of festival participants.
Among the highlights of this year’s festival is undoubtedly the performance by the Taksim Trio from Turkey on October 17th in the Konzerthaus which intertwines traditional-, classical – and jazz music at the highest instrumental level. No less fascinating is the Chinese Dawanggang formation (18.10. Sargfabrik), whose presence may remind us of the fact that the Orient ends at the Chinese sea. On October 18th the audience can check on what’s new in Iranian music at a concert by Cyminology and Choub in Porgy & Bess.

The trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf (of Lebanese origin) whose exceptional playing technique made him a star in France, will perform at the Sargfabrik on October 24th accompanied by his ensemble. On the final evening of the festival which takes place on October 31st, the Bollywood Masala Orchestra will “occupy” the stage with its 17 participants who will perform the play “The Spirit of India”.

Mohammed Hassan Alwan is the first guest-writer from Saudi Arabia at the Salam. Orient. He will be reading excerpts from one of his novels (in English!) in Vienna Town library on October 21st. This event came into being in cooperation with VIDC (Society for Austro – Arab relations).
Program for youngest audience includes theatre performances, music and dance workshops.

Ousmane Kane, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society at the Harvard Divinity School / USA will open this year’s Salam. Orient with his lecture on the topic “Political Islam in West Africa and Western intervention” at Diplomatic Academy on Wednesday, October 9th.

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PROGRAM

Wed, 9. 10. 2013 (7 p.m) / Lecture & Discussion/ OPENING Diplomatic Academy of Vienna: 1040 Wien; Favoritenstraße 15a
Eintritt: frei
Political Islam in West Africa & Western Interventions
Speaker: Ousmane Kane
In Cooperation with VIDC

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Fr, 11. 10. 2013 (7.30 p.m) / Concert
Wiener Konzerthaus / Berlios Hall: 1030 Wien; Lothringerstraße 20
www.konzerthaus.at, Tel.: + 43-(0)1-242 002
Tickets: € 25,- / € 22,-
Kayhan Kalhor & Erdan Erzincan (Turkey/ Iran)
The Echo of Sufis
Kayhan Kalhor – Kamancheh
Erdal Erzincan – Baglama

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Sa, 12. 10. 2013 (8.00 p.m) / Dance
Brunnenpassage: 1160 Wien; Brunnengasse 71 / Yppenplatz
Free entrance!
Dancing India – Evening of Indian Dance
with: Kaveri Agashe-Sageder – Kathak
Susanne Shakti Oyrer – Bharatnatyam
Domenika and Jasmin Arnetzeder – Bollywood Dance<
Sophie Fuernkranz – Rajasthani Folk Dance

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Sun, 13. 10. 2013 (7.30 p.m) / Music & Dance
Theater am Spittelberg: 1070 Wien; Spittelberggasse 10
www.theateramspittelberg.at, Tel.: +43-(0)1-526 13 85
Tickets: € 20,- / 18,-
Guests (Algiers/ France/ Austria)
A journey in Africa-Orient Express
Guem – Percussions, Drums, Dance
Peter Gabis – Drums, Percussions
Pauline Baroni – Dance
Fanny Chedot – Dance

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Thu, 17. 10. 2013 (7.30 p.m) / Concert
Wiener Konzerthaus / Mozart Hall: 1030 Wien; Lothringerstraße 20
www.konzerthaus.at, Tel.: + 43-(0)1- 242 002
Tickets: € 17,- bis € 41,-
Taksim Trio (Turkey)
Hüsnü Senlendirici – Clarinet
Ismail Tunçbilek – Baglama (Saz)
Aytaç Dogan – Kanun (Turkish Zither)
In cooperation with the Wiener Konzerthaus within manifestation „Music of the World“

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Thu, 17. 10. 2013 (8.00 p.m) / Concert
Sargfabrik: 1140 Wien; Goldschlagstraße 169
www.sargfabrik.at, Tel.: + 43-(0)1-988 98-111
Tickets: € 25,- / € 15,- (seats); € 18,- / € 11,– (stance)
Dawanggang (China/ India/, Mongolia)
Song Yuzhe – Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Hu Gejiletu – Vielle, Jew’s harp
Rani – Vocals
Adil – Ghejek
Zhang Yang – Drumms

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Fr, 18.10. 2013 (8.30 p.m) / Double concert
Porgy & Bess: 1010 Wien; Riemergasse 11
www.porgy.at, Tel.: 43-(0)1-512 88 11
Tickets: € 22,- / € 20,-
Cyminology (Iran/Germany) and Choub (Iran/Austria)

Cyminology(Iran/Germany)
Cymin Samawatie – Vocals
Benedikt Jahnel – Piano
Ralf Schwarz – Bass
Ketan Bhatti – Drums
Martin Stegner – Viola

Choub (Iran/Austria)
Golnar Shahyar – Vocals
Mahan Mirarab – Guitar
Martin Heinzle – Contrabass
Wolfi Rainer – Drums

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Fr, 18. 10. 2013 (9.00 p.m) / Concert
Sargfabrik: 1140 Wien; Goldschlagstraße 169
www.sargfabrik.at,
Tickets: € 22,- – no seats!!!
Les Boukakes (France)
Adil Smaalo – Vocals
Eric Mancho – Sampler, Goblet drum
Thierry Chadelle – Guitar, Mandola
Pascal Bonnafous – Drums, Gumbri
Bubulle Durafourd – Bass

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Sa, 19. 10. 2013 (7.30 p.m) / Concert
Odeon Theater: 1020 Wien, Taborstraße 10
>www.odeon-theater.at, Tel.: + 43-(0)1.216 51 27
Tickets: € 25,- / € 20,-
Shanbezadeh (Iran)
„Music, dance and trance rhythms from the Persian Gulf“
Saeid Shanbehzadeh, Naghib Shanbehzadeh and Habib Mefthah Boushehri: Boogh, Dammam,
Neyanban, Zarbetempo etc.

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Mo, 21. 10. 2013 (7.00 p.m) / Lecture + Presentation
Hauptbücherei am Gürtel (The Town Library), Event hall: 1070 Wien, Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a
Free entrance!!!
Mohammed Hasan Alwan (Saudi Arabia)
A look at Saudi Arabia unknown fiction
Mohammed Hasan Alwan – Lecture and Talk in English
Dr. Elga Martinez-Weinberger – Moderation in German

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Wed, 23. 10. 2013, (6.30 p.m) / Vernissage
Wien Museum Karlsplatz: 1040 Wien; Karlsplatz
www.wienmuseum.at , Tel.: +43-(0)1-505 87 47-85180
Free entrance!!!
Technical University of Vienna in the Wien Museum
AMMAN – RE:ORGANIZE
Project presentation and exhibition opening
Exhibition runs through November 24th 2013