At the beginning of 2016, the Afghan-Iranian-German Ensemble Hope joined forces through Bridges – Musik verbindet and has since played numerous concerts, including at the Brotfabrik in Frankfurt, the Kaiserdom in Frankfurt, the hr Open Air at the Weseler Werft and at music festivals in Italy in summer 2018. The ensemble mainly plays classical and popular Afghan and Iranian music with European influences.
Ustad Ghulam Hussain comes from a famous family of musicians in Kabul, is regarded as one of the best Robab players in the world and has played at major internationally known festivals.
Mirweis Neda was born as a child of Afghan refugees in Frankfurt and is a highly demanded tabla player throughout Germany.
Peyman Jamilpanah, who plays the tar and sings, was already successful in Iran as a musician, composer and music producer.
The singer Elyas Rohid was a popular singer at wedding ceremonies in Afghanistan.
Johanna-Leonore Dahlhoff is a classically trained flutist, experienced in improvisation, folk and world music and is also the artistic director of Bridges – Musik verbindet.
Dennis Merz studied guitar in Frankfurt. In addition to his classical training, he also dedicated himself to folkloric music from all over the world and he skilfully interprets styles and techniques from flamenco, tango, bossa nova to Arabic and Indian music.
Dennis Merz, guitar
Elyas Rohid, voice
Johanna-Leonore Dahlhoff, flute
Mirweis Neda, tabla
Pejman Jamilpanah, tar and voice
Ustad Ghulam Hussain, robab
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