Masaa

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Masaa - Jazz Worldmusic Live Act in Berlin

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יעל דקלבאום مسا

MASAA & Yael Deckelbaum

One Voice of Peace

Initiated by Bremer Jazzpreis and Jazzahead

Young German-Lebanese quartet MASAA has gained the public's attention in many ways: Right after the recording of their album FREEDOM DANCE and a ten day-tour through Lebanon they won the famous German award "Bremer Jazzpreis" (Category: Jazz with ethnic influences). The award gained the attention of the Goethe-Institute which sent them on a concert tour through East-African countries such as Ethiopia, Ruanda, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and the participation at the jazz fair JAZZAHEAD.

It was at the JAZZAHEAD: Rabih Lahoud, Clemens Pötzsch, Marcus Rust and Demian Kappenstein met numerous Israeli musicians who had been invited within the Israel focus "Jazz Israel". They connected immediately not only musical but also on a personal level. Spontaneous sessions evolved at the booth of "Jazz Israel" and all the participating artists realized they are longong for friends on the other side of the ongoing conflict. Israels cultural attache was also attending these spontaneous jam sessions, highly approving.

Based on this experience MASAA decided to start a colaboration to bring this message from the fair to the stage in order to support the growing together of these fighting cultures.

MASAA have started working on songs with the Israeli singer Yael Deckelbaum, who is not only a platin selling artist with her trio HABANOT NECHAMA, but also gains much attention with her own music in Hebrew and English.

The Israeli pilot and peace activist Abie Nathan inspired them through his remarkable work in the seventies and eighties on his PEACE SHIP, a swimming radio station broadcasting from the international are of the mediterranean sea a musical program that could be heard by the Arabian people as well as the Israelis and thus bring them closer together. Just like Nathan MASAA and Yael Deckelbaum create their songs on neutral grounds in Germany in Hebrew and Arabic to send them into the world from here.

Eventhough the artists won't be able to present their joint venture in Israel or Lebanon, the events of the JAZZAHEAD proved the time to be right in Germany!

Timetable

In January 2015 MASAA and Yael Deckelbaum will be recording at Traumton Studios in Berlin. The results will be presented live at the JAZZAHEAD in April. The music shall be distributed internationally by Traumton/Indigo/Finetunes. In fall/winter 2015 the ensemble will go on tour through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France.

יעל דקלבאום مسا

MASAA & Yael Deckelbaum

One Voice of Peace

Initiated by Bremer Jazzpreis and Jazzahead

Young German-Lebanese quartet MASAA has gained the public's attention in many ways: Right after the recording of their album FREEDOM DANCE and a ten day-tour through Lebanon they won the famous German award "Bremer Jazzpreis" (Category: Jazz with ...

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Past Gigs Masaa

  • 06 | 2015 Worms Jazz and Joy
  • 06 | 2015 Bayer Kultur/ Leverkusen Masaa - Konzert
  • 01 | 2015 Moritzbastei/Leipzig Masaa - Konzert
  • 01 | 2015 Schlot/Berlin Masaa - Konzert
  • 01 | 2015 KFM/Glarus (Schweiz) Masaa - Konzert
  • 11 | 2014 Stadttheater/Euskirchen Masaa - Konzert
  • 11 | 2014 Zeughaus/Mannheim Enjoy Jazz Festival
  • 09 | 2014 Bonn Beethovenfest
  • 03 | 2014 Unterfahrt/München Masaa - Konzert

Discography Masaa

  • 2014 Afkar Album | Traumton
  • 2013 Freedom Dance Album | Traumton

Media

  • Video יעל דקלבאום - מפתח הזמן (א...
  • Video Yael Deckelbaum - Everythin...
  • Video Masaa - new album "Afkar" out
  • Video Freedom Dance (live @ germa...

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Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Rabih Lahoud vocals
  • Marcus trumpet
  • Clemens Pötzsch Piano
  • Demian Kappenstein Drums