Salon Joussour introduces Arabic music to culturally interested audience, as well as musicians and artists in the Netherlands. Through lectures, workshops and concerts led by different master musicians from the Arab world at the Korzo Theatre in The Hague, we aim to unlock the essence of the Arab art. Salon Joussour also aims to craft a bridge bonding Western and Arabic music by connecting renowned Dutch musicians with Arab guest in musical collaborations.

Classical Arabian music is a world of passion, poetry, nuances and details. Yet, the background, the instruments and the musical language remains an uncharted territory, for most people, despite the increasing interest in Arabic creativity among artists, musicians and the public in general. Salon Joussour will organize six events in the Korzo theater in Hague, ranging between concerts, workshops and lectures. The aim is to create a kaleidoscope of music, streaming form Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Turkey and Morocco. And, to craft a bridge bonding Arabic and European ingenuity, through connecting renowned Dutch musicians with guest from the Arab world.
The first three salons will feature the Palestinian Ud player Ahmad Al Khatib,  Riq player Youssef Hbeisch, and Lebanese singer Rima Khcheich.

IMG 9475"During my travels throughout the Middle East, my connection with Arab artists and collaboration with prominent musicians, I discovered that the amount of  real exchange has been quite small. Most collaborations were often superficial; western music with an oriental edge (Oriental Jazz) or Arabic music with Western chords. It's like trying Arabic cuisine without the spices. What makes the music really special is left out because it is too complex ... or likely it seemed to be too complex. My goal is to let the European audience, artists and musicians, become acquainted with the sophisticated and highly developed culture that has been fascinating me for more than ten years. "
Tony Overwater (initiator)