Bourgie Hall presents

Nazih Borish: Roots of Strings

An unparalleled oudist and natural-born musical traveler, Nazih Borish explores new artistic paths in the company of Roberto Occhipinti, double bass and Joseph Khoury, percussion.  Roots of Strings is a meeting between three virtuosos from different musical traditions who develop an original dialogue.

Self-taught musician Nazih Borish was born in Latakia (Syria) where he founded an oud school that has been attended by more than a hundred students over the years. An indefatigably curious and versatile musician, he draws his inspiration from Arabic music, flamenco, blues and jazz, developing a highly personal style of playing that is now emulated by oud players around the world. In 2016, he moved to Canada, where he now pursues a career as a performer and composer. Nazih recently performed with such ensembles as Constantinople (Quebec), the Canadian Arabic Orchestra (Ontario) and the Rouh Trio (Jordan), and has taken part in artistic residencies at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (Culturally INappropriate, 2018, 2019) and the Centre des musiciens du monde (Nazih Borish’s Log, 2018). He is regularly invited to collaborate with artists in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, and has served as a judge and special guest at international oud competitions.

Nazih Borish, oud
Roberto Occhipinti, double bass
Joseph Khoury, percussion

Works from the album Roots of Strings (Analekta) by the composer and oud player Nazih Borish, released in February 2021

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 7:30pm
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