Nabil Arbaain

Musician in Berlin, Deutschland

Nabil Arbaain

Musician in Berlin, Deutschland

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Nabil Arbaain is a Syrian composer and oud player from Damascus. From 2006 to 2012, He managed a music production company named Alkhaimeh which produced music for local musicians and the Damascus Opera House. Under his supervision, Alkhaimeh also focused on supporting young musicians with their first career steps. This included finding and reserving rehearsal locations, organising concerts and events for musicians to connect and collaborate as well as managing the recording and printing of CDs.

Outside of Alkhaimeh, Nabil co-founded and played with several bands in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and most recently Germany, with musicians from different countries and music styles. He has always been interested in the mix of traditional Arabic-Oriental music with different musical styles such as Jazz, Flamenco and Classical music. Since coming to Germany in mid-2015, He played many concerts in cities like Berlin, Frankfurt (Oder), Cologne, Cottbus, Dresden and Rathenow. He also co-founded two bands in Berlin. The first is named Matar, which means "rain" in Arabic, and is made up of Syrian newcomers working to combine Oriental and Classical music. The second band is named SINGA, which means "connect" in Lingala, and is made up of Syrian and German musicians playing Jazz music by adding an Oriental soul and playing Oriental music by adding a Jazz soul. As well as, he is now playing with Babylon orchestra, The Wedding Orchestra for Middle Eastern Music, and Aananda electronic band. He also composes his own music which is played by both bands, Matar and Singa.