Weaving recordings and live performances based on folk songs from Syria and the Arab world, Neshama includes four performers playing a mix of tabl, bouzouki and oud, mixed with live loops, grooves and electronic beats.
Featuring: Wael Alkak (synths, keys, bouzouki and vocal), Yazan Alqaq (oud, percussion and vocal), and special guests Jammal Al Sakka (percussion), Louai Alhenawi (nai) and Fajer Alabdalla (bass).
Neshama was founded by former member of Syrian National Orchestra Wael Alkak. After leaving Syria he travelled with his mobile studio, recording musicians in Jordan,Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, and US. The release of their first album led to the invitation for an artistic residency at the renowned Cité Internationale des Arts (2014) during which he created his second album co-comissioned by Shubbak in partnership with the British Council (London) and Culture Resource (Beirut).