And now we may only be surprised by news from Ana Lazaro, whcih will follow, as our correspondent from Ukraine have visited a unique concert, and even unique for Spain.
More than for five years Ukrainian group has been trying to recreate not only music, but the culture of medieval Spain of muslim period. The group is one hundred percent Ukrainian, but its music brings us back to the times of Al-Ándalus … More »
Music – is a source of joy for a wiseman, it can cause the good thoughts in people, it deeply penetrates into their consciousness and easily change the manners and customs … (Xunzi)
The great sages of our civilization – Pythagoras, Aristotle, Plato, yet at their times, indicated and bequeathed to the descendants to pay attention to therapeutic and healing effect of music. They believed that the music establishes the order in the universe, and also heals the broken harmony in human bodies. And it is so, and even more – music, as one of few arts, helps to experience a lot of feelings, emotions, to see and to experience the images created by her… That was our feeling June the 17th in the House of Actor, when we were listening to “Taráb Andalusí” ensemble … More »
24th of May in the House of Actor there was a concert of ancient spanish music. The guests heard the original music of medieval Spain, and learned many interesting facts from the history of the state Al-Ándalus. The ensemble “Taráb Andalusí” impressed the audience not only by a brilliant playing on the ancient eastern instruments, but generally consummate action, when each became the part of it.
From the first minutes of being in the House of Actor the guests were brought away to … More »
The Kiev House of Actor for a few hours turned into a cradle of ancient Spanish music: the ensemble “Taráb Andalusí” performed authentic spanish motives. The artists call themselves not only musicians, but also the researchers. They play on ancient ethnic musical instruments. They say that such music has sounded in Ukraine for the first time.
“Taráb Andalusí” is a unique group of musicians for our country … More »
On May 24, Kyiv hosted a concert of the ethnomusical group “Taráb Andalusí». At this time, the musicians presented the program “Music of Al-Ándalus” – the music of medieval Spain of the times, when it was ruled by the muslims and the berbers.
The ensemble, consisting of six skillful musicians, not only performed the music of mysterious Al-Andalus on the authentic musical instruments, but also … More »
Interview of the ensemble leader Konstantin Krasnoukhov 15.05.2015 for the TV-channel ‘Socialna krayina’ about the program ‘Music of Al-Ándalus’ and about the future concert on 24th of May in Kyiv.
Origins of andalusian school of arabic music
In 711-720 the berber tribes of North Africa, recently converted to Islam, subdued almost all of Iberia (Spain and Portugal), except for its extreme north (Asturias), and by the middle of the VIII century a large part of the peninsula forms a new and powerful muslim state – Al-Ándalus. This coincided with the movement of the center of the world of Islam from the syrian Damascus to iraqian Baghdad, competion with which … More »
These ancient motifs – a synthesis of East and West. Kiev ensemble “Taráb Andalusí” acquaints the listeners with the music, poetry and culture of medieval Spain of the muslims period.
[Konstantin krasnoukhov, musician]:
«Today we play music of Al-Ándalus. This country existed on the territory of Spain from VIII to XV century. It was a muslim country when the muslim rulers controlled part of the Spanish territory».
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The piece CÓRDOBA from the program ‘Music of Al-Ándalus’ on the motives the same-name piece of Isaac Albeniz interpreted by the modern spanish composer Roque Baños and arranged for the medieval music ensemble by the spanich group CINCO SIGLOS … More »
Video fragments from the concert of 1 March 2015 in Kiev.