Milad Khawam: trumpet, duduk
G H A Y S: voice
Ahmad Hani, bass guitar
Salam Al Hassan: percussion
The four musicians have roots in Syria and Egypt, Milad and Salam with classical and traditional Arabic backgrounds, G H A Y S, a spokesman for pop culture, and Ahmad, a jazz virtuoso, join forces in an extremely interesting musical partnership.
They are all based in Germany sharing their cultures and musical orientation.
There is also another link that connects Milad and G H A Y S, with the Chios Music Festival, the fact that they have crossed the Mediterranean sea, from Turkey to Greece a few years ago when they had to leave their country in order to follow their dreams and gain a new life full of music and peace.
After being distinguished for their music activities in Germany, and having obtained new roots, they are returning to Chios, the place that marks their entry into Europe and into a new life.
This concert launches the participation of the Chios Music Festival in the European program SoundRoutes / Creative Europe (2014 – 2020), which promotes mobility and cooperation between musicians who have been refugees or migrants.
This is the first of a series of activities to be completed by 2021.
Admission is free.