|Adnan Joubran — Borders Behind (2014)|
Adnan Joubran — Borders Behind
♣ „We have two battles to fight. The first is for our career, and the other is for peace in Palestine and the end of the occupation.“ الثلاثي جبران
♣ Pour son envol en solo, le benjamin du Trio Joubran a réuni autour de lui des partenaires exceptionnels venus de cultures différentes : le joueur de tabla indien Prabhu Edouard, Habib Meftah et ses percussions orientales, le violoncelliste français Valentin Mussou, et en invité spécial le souffleur espagnol Jorge Pardo au saxophone et à la flûte. « Borders Behind », qui révèle les talents de compositeur d’Adnan Joubran, est une œuvre ouverte sur le monde.
Born: 9th November 1985
Location: Nazareth, Israel ~ Paris, France
Album release: April 8, 2014
Record Label: World Village
1 Borders Behind 3'34
2 Signs of Madness 5'07
3 That Moment When 4'13
4 Never Been There 3'38
5 My Way Home 5'58
6 La Danse De La Veuve 6'05
7 I Wish I Were a Tree 4'32
8 Beat The Dream 3'32
9 Mientras Espero 5'28
Recorded: 2014 ® 2014
Description: For his first solo flight, the youngest of Le Trio Joubran has chosen to collaborate with three musicians hailing from a variety of cultural backgrounds, the Indo–French tabla player, Prabhu Edouard, the French cellist, Valentin Moussou, and
special guest, Jorge Pardo, the Spanish saxophonist and flautist.Borders Behind, which reveals Adnan Joubran as a talented composer, embraces the world. Radiating both
tenderness and strength, suffused with the heady perfumes of jazz, all spun together by the intricate touch of Joubran’s oud, it is as if we were listening to the soundtrack to our imaginations.
♣ An oud player and composer, born on 9th November, 1985 into a family with a deep rooted passion for music and oud making. His father, Hatem Joubran, a luthier (oud maker) his mother, Ibtisam, along with his sister Suha are all talented singers in their own respect. At the age of 18 Adnan joined his two elder brothers, the Oud players, Samir and Wissam Joubran, to form the first oud trio in the world, known today as Le Trio Joubran, whose debut performance was in 2004 at Luxembourg Gardens, Paris.
♣ Since this debut performance, Adnan has travelled the world performing in various renown festivals, theaters and music halls. At the age of 23 he perfomed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall (NYC) and at 27, Olympia (Paris), passing by Radio City Hall (NYC), Salle Pleyel (Paris) and Theatre de Champs Elysees (Paris), to name a few of the many infamous music halls they have played in around the world.
♣ Adnan’s albums with the Trio (Majaz and Asfar), have won numerous prizes and awards. They have been chosen to compose music for award winning and Oscar nominated documentaries and films such as Le Dernier Vol by Karim dridi, starring Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet. Adieu Gary by Nassim Amaouche, starring Jean Pierre Bakri, which won best Music for Films award in Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF 2011). The Last Friday by Yahya al Abdallah, which also won best Music for Films award in DIFF (2012) and finally the infamous Oscar Nominated Five Broken Cameras (2013). They have topped the World Music charts in France with a Number 1 Album and have been privileged to collaborate with many artists such as the late Mahmoud Darwish, Chkrr and Dhafer Youssef. Adnan has also featured as a guest for Ibrahim Maalouf and Rodrigo & Gabriela and created the show Eko Du Oud with the French juggler Vincent Berhaut.
♣ After 10 years of Parisian life, Adnan has created his own musical identity alongside his ongoing project with the Trio. Whilst respecting the traditional way of playing the oud he has followed his passion desire to propose something different and new. With these experiences and challenges, Adnan has created his debut solo album, Boarders Behind, expressing through music, his new identity of compositions, rhythms, virtuosity and feelings.
♣ It is a bit of a shame that once World music–related artists start to become creative, they get little attention and appreciation for the amount of quality they reveal this way. ♣ Being experienced in one tradition is already a respectful fact, but to expand it composition–wise with reaching hands towards other traditions, not merely in ad random improvisation or forcing itself into it by rational choice, but in a flow of musical logic and via a harmonic language is something that can only bring all people and all sensitivities in a universal language of music together.
♣ This is the first solo effort of one of the three brothers of Le Trio Joubran, an oud trio that is already active for over 10 years and that is rooted into a rich oud tradition and family history. This youngest brother shows his skills to compose with emotional strength, which in the album gradually goes from more oriental tuning towards more emotionally strong improvisations towards a more flamenco–like styling and inspiration.
♣ For this album he invited the Indo–French tabla player Prabhu Edouard, the French cellist Valentin Moussou, and Jorge Pardo, Spanish saxophonist and flautist. In the beginning, the cello plays in the oriental mode with open space and with a slow but strong and focused development, accompanied by close–in–harmony cello and at first calm percussion and some flute improvisation. On the second track, “Signs of Madness”, there’s a percussion solo which I think is played on more than on tabla alone, or which transcends it to a very lifelike improvisation. The Indian styled percussion is most clear on the fourth track, where I also hear a bit of Persian percussion, while the oud still leads the score. The musical themes here become a bit melancholic or elsewhere emotionally driven, where at times the cello takes over the melody, and the oud is also combined with sax. On the 7th track, “I wish I were a tree” subtle high notes of piano can be heard in the background, while the oud plays low notes, sax and cello participate into the melodic progressions, the rhythms themselves become more flamenco–like. I also hear the subtle use of cymbals and Persian percussion to it. The last track starts off with handclap flamenco rhythms and I think guitar instead of oud (?), this time the Spanish flamenco is most dominant. One can also hear a voice wanting to scream “alla” or “ole” as it is commonly used in both traditions (oriental music and flamenco).
♣ A strongly focused album with a skilful flow of subtle energy rooted in a rich area of traditions. (http://www.psychemusic.org/)
Homepage: http://adnanjoubran.com/ & this album: http://adnanjoubran.com/album-2/
Karim Baggili with Trio Joubran review on: :: http://www.psychedelicfolk.com/KarimBaggili.html
Hewar Dialog :: http://hewar.fbmd.h-da.de/?page_id=209
Formation of Le Trio Joubran:
♣ Samir Joubran
♣ Wissam Joubran
♣ Adnan Joubran
≡ Samir Joubran, the eldest brother, began a successful music career in 1996, nearly a decade before the formation of the Joubran Trio. Samir released two acclaimed albums Taqaseem in 1996, followed by Sou'fahm in 2001. For his third album, Samir invited his younger brother, Wissam, to accompany him in duets. That album, Tamaas, was released in 2003. After returning from a tour, Samir proposed forming a trio with his youngest brother Adnan. In August 2004, in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, Le Trio Joubran came to life.
≡ In 2009, Arab Muhr award, Dubai International Film Festival
≡ Best soundtrack for Adieu Gary, directed by Nassim Amaouche
≡ In 2011, "Arab Muhr" award, Dubai International Film Festival
≡ Best soundtrack for The Last Friday, directed by Yahya Al Abdallah
≡ In 2013, The Order of Merit and Excellence from Mr. President Mahmoud Abbas
≡ In 2013, International Award of Palestine
|Adnan Joubran — Borders Behind (2014)|