Nabil Arbaain

Musician in Berlin, Deutschland

Nabil Arbaain

Musician in Berlin, Deutschland

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Hello, I am Nabil Arbaain, a Syrian composer and oud player from Damascus.From 2006 to 2012, I managed a music production company ”Alkhaimeh” which produced music for local musicians and theDamascus Opera House.

Undermy supervision, Alkhaimeh also focused on supporting struggling youthmusicians in their first steps, Including arranging and organizingrehearsal sessions, concerts, and art events as well as recording andproduction of their work.

Besidesworking in Alkhaimeh, I co-founded and played with several bandsand Orchestras in Damascus, Beirut, Istanbul and currently Berlin,with musicians and music styles from all around the world. I’vebeen always interested in the fusion of classical Arabic-MiddleEastern music with different musical styles such as jazz, flamencoand classical music.

Sincecoming to Germany in 2015, I have performedmany concerts in cities around Europe. I also co-founded four bandsin Berlin.
The first one Matar (“rain” inArabic) consists of Syrian newcomers and German musiciansworking on merging Oriental and Western Classical music.
Thesecond band is called Singa (“connect” in Lingala) aSyrian-German music group, mixing jazz music with oriental soul andplaying oriental music with a hint of jazz.
The third band isNaranja, performing Andalusian Music.
And the fourth band isNabil & Matthias, a Syrian-German, playing Oriental solo Oud withLatino rhythms.

Ontop of that, I performed like a soloist with the BabylonOrchestra, Wedding Orchestra, Baden-Baden wind orchestraand Aananda electronic band. I also compose music forBabylon orchestra, Matar and Singa.