NAÏSSAM JALAL & RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE

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NAÏSSAM JALAL & RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE - Jazz Improvisation Live Act in Paris

NAÏSSAM JALAL & RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE Short Info

Naïssam Jalal was born to Syrian parents in Paris. At age 6, she enters the conservatoire to study classical flute. At age 17, she discovers improvisation and leaves the conservatoire after obtaining her certificate. The same year, the funky brass band Tarace Boulba drags her on a tour in Mali.

At 19, Naïssam leaves France in search of her roots. After several months of initiation into the nay at the Great Institute of Arabic Music in Damascus, Syria, she leaves for Cairo to study with the great master violonist Abdu Dagher. In Egypt she meets Fathi Salama with whom she plays in the most prestigious theaters and participates in the creation of the groups El Dor El Awal and Bakash.

Back in France in 2006, Naïssam meets the Lebanese rapper Rayess Bek whom she will accompany in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Lebanon and Morocco. Since 2008, she performs regularly with the Egyptian oud player Hazem Shaheen in Egypt, Lebanon, Malta, and at the Institute of the Arabic World in Paris. In 2009 she issues the album “ To Resistance” with her duet Noun Ya and tours in France, Syria, Japan, Lebanon, Tunisia…

From rap to contemporary jazz, from tango to afrobeat and gnawa music, Naïssam explodes categories and plays with all. We can find her on stage with the best African musicians on the Parisian scene (Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Debademba, Hilaire Penda, Fatoumata Diawara, Moh, Hervé Samb, Brice Wassi)or great names of the international jazz scene (Hamid Drake, Nelson Veras, Michael Blake, Hubert Dupont), and the Arabic world (Lena Shamamyan, Macadi Nahhas, Youssef Hbeish, Khaled Aljaramani).

She records with Napoleon Maddox, Aziz Sahmaoui, Mike Ladd, Sébastien Giniaux, the french jazz trio Aerophone, the Palestinian rap band Katibeh 5 and composes the soundtrack for two full length films.

Since 2011, she has been performing with her quintet “Naïssam Jalal and Rhythms of Resistance” in the most famous jazz festivals in France ( ons d'Hivers, Jazz à La Villette, Banlieue Bleue, ...) and has been building a repertoire reflecting her free and nomadic personality.

"Osloob Hayati" the first album of the quintet was released in March 2015 and the second album is already on the way.

ABOUT THE OTHER MUSICIANS OF THE QUINTET :

MEHDI CHAÏB (sax tenor and soprano, percussions)
Born in 1978 in Chateauroux (France), from a marocan father and a french Mother, Mehdi enters the conservatoire at age 8 to study saxophone until the age of 17, when he discovers jazz and improvisation.

In 2000, he settles in Paris and enters the American School of Modern Music. He joins Tarace Boulba (funky bras band), Garmifall (Senegalese ballet), and Zetlab (modern jazz). Between 2003 and 2008, he goes to Africa for several tours (Mali, Senegal, Morocco, Comoros) during which he develops his own style through contact with numerous musicians. He performs in Guadeloupe with Tsefanyah (Gospel jazz), in England and Turkey with the Orchestra Karagoz (Turkish gypsy music), and in Morocco repeatedly, where he meets numerous Gnawa or Aissawa Maâlems.
Mehdi performes pu still performs with Fanfaraï, the Maâlem Hassan Boussou, Global Gnawa, Djiz, la fabrique du Macadam, Omer Avital, Jazz Libérator, Hamid Khan, Doudou N’Diaye Rose, Hamid Bouchnak, Nuru Kane, Loy Ehrlich, Karim Ziad, Andy Emler and many more.

KARSTEN HOCHAPFEL (guitare and Cello)
Born in 1978 in Germany, Karsten enters the conservatoire of Munich in 2001 to study jazz and classical guitar as well as cello. He obtains his teacher’s diploma in 2005. At the same time he performs with numerous jazz and world music bands, in particular with the band Embryo with whom he tours during two years. Within this band he meets great musicians such as Mal Waldron (USA), Saïd Chraïbi and Mahmoud Guinia (Morocco), or Abdo Dagher (Egypt).
A scholarship at the City of Arts allows him to settle in Paris. He plays, arranges and composes for several bands with different styles. With “Das rote gras”, his personal project, a septet that gathers German and French musicians, he signed two albums, which have been very well received by the press and the public on both sides of the Rhine. He also accompanies dance shows and theater plays.

MATYAS SZANDAI (double bass)
Born in 1977 in Hungary, Matyas studied music since the age of 6. In 2004, he receives his diploma from the Academy of music Ferenc Liszt of Budapest in classical double bass. At the same time, he studies jazz and improvises music.

Between 1997 and 2011 he records more than 30 albums with hungarian and internationals artists as Archie Shepp, Dresh quartet, Herbie Mann, Chris Potter, Charlie Mariano, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Hamid Drake, Perico Sambeat etc. He performs as a side man with Chico Freeman, Robin Eubanks, Gerald Presencer, William Parker, David Murray, and many others.

He settles in Paris in 2011 and performs with artists such François Jeanneau, Christophe Monniot, Manu Codjia, Karl Jannuska, David Prez etc, among others.

ARNAUD DOLMEN (drums)
Arnaud Dolmen born in Paris, returns to Guadeloupe at the age of 5 and follows the workshops Marcel Lollia – Vélo driven by Georges Troupé at Sainte-Anne. He studios the ka and develops a real passion for this instrument. He then studies drums with Georges Troupé et de Sonny Troupé, and join the Kimbol, ensemble at the age of 11 and took parts in many concerts and TV shows. In 2004 Arnaud settles in Toulouse to study at the Dante school. He will graduate in a brilliant manner, with the first price of the Jury.

Arnaud will rapidly be very demanded by the artists of the Caribbean scene, playing with Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Mario Canonge or Alain Jean-Marie.
In 2006 Franck Nicolas will call him to record « Maman Gwada » with Keyko Nimsay, Jean-Christophe Maillard and Sonny Troupé. Works with Jonathan Jurion, and records with Keyko Nimsay The same year he in part of Caraib II Jazz on the big stage of the Festival Jazz de Pointe-à-Pitre.

In 2010-11, Jacques Schwarz-Bart calls him to join the team going to Tokyo to record the album of Yosuke Onuma. That same year he will play with Fabrice Fanfant et Sa Nou Yé, Sonny Troupé quartet and share the stage with Chyco Simeon and Tony Chasseur.
In 2012 he will play with Mario Canonge, the trio of Jonathan Jurion, Dominique Leblanc and Jean-Rémy Guédon, records the volume7 of Jazz Ka Philisophyof Franck Nicolas and "Psychédélick Trio" with Grégory Privat.

in 2015 he tours in trio with Jonathan Jurion, Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance and has his own quartet project with Léonardo MONTANA (piano), Joachim GOVIN (double bass) and Adrien SANCHEZ (saxophone).

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Naïssam Jalal was born to Syrian parents in Paris. At age 6, she enters the conservatoire to study classical flute. At age 17, she discovers improvisation and leaves the conservatoire after obtaining her certificate. The same year, the funky brass band Tarace Boulba drags her on a tour in Mali.

At 19, Naïssam leaves France in search of her roots. After several months of initiation into the nay at the Great Institute of Arabic Music in Damascus, Syria, she leaves for Cairo to study with the great master violonist Abdu Dagher. In Egypt she meets Fathi Salama with whom she plays in the most prestigious theaters and participates in the creati...

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Past Gigs NAÏSSAM JALAL & RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE

  • 06 | 2016 Paris Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance
  • 06 | 2016 Berlin - Gernany Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance
  • 11 | 2015 Paris - France Osloob & Naïssam Jalal
  • 11 | 2015 Caf'Muz - France Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance
  • 11 | 2015 Fontenay - France Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance
  • 11 | 2015 Festival villes des musiques du monde Jean Marc Padovani & Bab Cantilène
  • 11 | 2015 Paris, Intitut des cultures d'Islam Jean Marc Padovani & Bab Cantilène
  • 10 | 2015 Festival MAAD, France La fabrique MacaDames
  • 10 | 2015 Oslo, Norway With FriEnsemblet
  • 10 | 2015 Musiques au comptoir, France Hubert Dupont & Golan
  • 09 | 2015 Pan!Jazz Festival Naïssam Jalal Acoustic Trio
  • 09 | 2015 Paris Festival Jazz à La Villette
  • 09 | 2015 Mucem, Marseille Osloob & Naïssam Jalal feat. Diaz
  • 07 | 2015 Morty jazz festival - France Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance
  • 05 | 2015 Creation Stambali - Institut Francais de Tunis Festival La voix est libre
  • 05 | 2015 Bergen international festival ( Norway) Naïssam Jalal & Khaled Aljaramani
  • 05 | 2015 Paris, Café de la Danse Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance
  • 04 | 2015 Saint-Denis Osloob & Naïssam Jalal
  • 03 | 2015 Chelles. NAÏSSAM JALAL & RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE - Festival le Printemps des Poètes
  • 03 | 2015 Tremblay en France Festival Banlieue Bleue
  • 02 | 2015 La Ferme du Buisson - Noisiel - France (77) NAÏSSAM JALAL & RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE + THOMAS DE POURQUERY & SUPERSONIC
  • 11 | 2014 Malmitalo - Helsinki. Jasmim trio with Hubert Dupont (contrebasse), Naïssam Jalal (flûte) and Youssef Hbeish (percussions).
  • 11 | 2014 Turun seudun musiikkiopisto - Turku - Helsinki (FINLANDE) With Hubert Dupont, Jasmim trio
  • 11 | 2014 kulttuuritalo KIVA - Salo (FINLANDE) With Hubert Dupont, Jasmim trio
  • 11 | 2014 Pärimusmuusika Ait - Viljandi (ESTONIE). With Hubert Dupont, Jasmim trio
  • 11 | 2014 Pärimusmuusika Ait - Viljandi (ESTONIE). With Hubert Dupont, Jasmim trio
  • 11 | 2014 KUMU aditorio - Tallinn (ESTONIE) With Hubert Dupont, Jasmim trio.
  • 11 | 2014 Vidzeme Concert House - Cesis (LETTONIE) With Hubert Dupont, Jasmim trio.
  • 10 | 2014 Theater Juras Varti - Ventspils (LETTONIE) With Hubert Dupont, Jasmim trio.
  • 07 | 2014 Festival aux heures d’été, Nantes, With Hubert Dupont & VoxXl
  • 07 | 2014 Château du duc de Bretagne, Nantes. Noun Ya Soirée d’ouverture du Festival aux heures d’été,.
  • 06 | 2014 Institut du monde arabe, Paris Hubert Dupont & Jasmim
  • 06 | 2014 Institut des cultures d’islam, Paris, Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance
  • 05 | 2014 Montreuil, France Festival rares talents, Paris, Hilaire Penda’s warm up
  • 05 | 2014 La Caserole, Paris Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance
  • 05 | 2014 Montreuil, France. Festival rares talents, Univers’elles
  • 04 | 2014 Marseille, France La Nuit d'Antigone - Sylvie Paz / Perrine Mansuy / DJ Ipek / Naïssam Jalal
  • 03 | 2014 Baisé Salé, Paris, Tiss Rodriguez trio invites Naïssam Jalal
  • 03 | 2014 Théatre de verre Paris. Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance
  • 03 | 2014 Banlieue bleue, Pantin, France With Goodbye Schlondorff
  • 02 | 2014 Festival Sons d'Hiver, Rungis, France Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance + Dhafer Youssef Quintet
  • 02 | 2014 le Comptoir, Fontenay S/s Bois, France Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance
  • 01 | 2014 Maison de la musique et de la danse, Bagneux, France With Hubert Dupont & VoxXl
  • 01 | 2014 Pannonica, Nantes, France Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance
  • 11 | 2013 Le Comptoir, Fontenay S/s Bois, France Hubert Dupont & VoxXl
  • 11 | 2013 Le Comptoir, Fontenay S/s Bois, France Hubert Dupont & VoxXl
  • 11 | 2013 Caf'Muz, Colombes, France Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance
  • 10 | 2013 Les disquaires, Paris, France Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance
  • 10 | 2012 Marseille Hazem Shaheen & Naïssam Jalal
  • 03 | 2012 New Morning - Paris Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance
  • 09 | 1913 Conservatoire de musique, Chaumont, France Noun Ya
  • 09 | 0013 Festival jazz at botanic, Bordeaux, France With Aérophone

Discography NAÏSSAM JALAL & RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE

  • 2015 Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance - Osloob Hayati - (compos. & Interp) Album | Les Couleurs du Son, l'Autre distribution
  • 2015 NAISSAM JALAL & HAZEM SHAHEEN (compos. & Interp) Album | Institut du monde arabe – Harmonia Mundi
  • 2013 HUBERT DUPONT & JASMIM – Jasmim ( Interp.) Album | Ultrabolic
  • 2013 AEROPHONE – Flyin’ with ( Interp.) Album | Bruit chic
  • 2012 Film music : "Camera Woman" from Karima Zoubir ( composition) DVD |
  • 2012 Film music :"Entre les mains" from Odile Demonfaucon DVD |
  • 2011 ABDOULAYE TRAORE – Debademba ( Interp.) Album | Chapa blues records – Naïve
  • 2010 ISWHAT ?! – Things that bump in the dark Album | Almost records
  • 2010 RAYESS BEK - L’homme de gauche (Interp.) Album | Autoproduction
  • 2010 TOFFAR – Shab al ard (Interp.) Album | Autoproduction
  • 2010 KATIBEH 5 – Al tareeq wahed marsom ( Interp.) Album | Autoproduction
  • 2009 EL DOR EL AWAL – Aa’tareeq (Interp.) Album | Incognito production (Lebanon)
  • 2009 NOUN YA - Aux Résistances ( compos. & Interp) Album | Autoproduction - Ahora Corp (Japan)
  • 2008 ZE MADDOGS – Punkàchien Jazzàpapa ( Interp.) Album | Autoproduction
  • 2007 BAKASH (compos. & Interp) Album | Incognito production (Lebanon)
  • 2006 EL DOR EL AWAL - Qarar Izala ( interp.) Album | Incognito production (Lebanon)
  • 2006 TARACE BOULBA, Merci pour le tiep ( interp.) Album | Fairplay production
  • 2006 SAMIRA SAID, ( interp.) Album | production Rotana
  • 2005 ALI ALHAGAR ( interp.) Album | production Rotana
  • 2005 MAHMOUD ALESSELY ( interp.) Album | production Rotana
  • 2005 ELISSA (interp.) Album | Production Rotana

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Origin

  • Paris FR

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Naïssam Jalal (Syria, France) Composition, flute, nay
  • Mehdi Chaib (Morocco, France) tenor and soprano sax, derbuka
  • Karsten Hochapfel (Germany, France) guitar and cello
  • Matyas Szandai (Hungary, France) double bass
  • Arnaud Dolmen (France-guadeloupe) drums