Abdallah, Tarek & Adel Shams el Din - Wasla - Suites Musicales Egyptiennes


  Abdallah, Tarek & Adel Shams el Din
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  Wasla - Suites Musicales Egyptiennes
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The wasla is a particular expression of the musical suite, developed by different Arab traditions, like "Nuba" in North Africa and "Fasl" in Syria. Therefore the term refers to the specific Egyptian classical musical suite practiced between the last third of the nineteenth century until the 1940s. Nowadays, this period, the "Nahda era", is considered as the Golden Age, not only of this musical tradition, but also in the art of Egyptian oud solo. "Wasla" is a creation developed by Tarek Abdallah proposing to revive the golden age of the musical tradition through a personal approach to the Egyptian musical suite in terms of composition, interpretation and improvisation. The first suite is composed by Tarek Abdallah in mode Bayyati, the second in Rast and the third in Sikah.


Alexandrine composer and interpreter born in 1975, Tarek Abdallah draws his inspiration from the "Nahda" era, the golden age of the art of Egyptian oud solo (1910-1930), which is in the center of his musicological researches. Awarded a diploma by the Arab Oud House of Cairo in 2005, he now lives in France and he is at present a PhD student in Musicology at the University Lyon 2 and multiplies the experiences connected to the transmission, broadcasting and popularization of the knowledge connected to the Arab Lute : courses, masterclass and workshops in all the Mediterranean area. He also collaborates with artists stemming from the jazz, baroque music, contemporary dance, theater and World Music.

He receives first of all the teaching of Hazem Shaheen with whom he founded the group " Eskenderella " in February, 2000. Then of the Iraqi Master, Naseer Shamma, at The Arab Oud House of Cairo which awarded him in January 2005 the diploma of Soloist and Professor with the prize of excellence. At the same time, he was formed by the Grand Master and the Egyptian composer Abdou Dagher as well as in the Moroccan singing with Saïd Chraïbi and in the Persian music with Dariush Talaï in the Abbey of Royaumont in France. In 2008 he obtains the diploma of Musical Studies (Traditional Musics - oud) of the National School of Villeurbanne with the congratulations of the jury.
Research, Musicology
In 2009, he obtained a Master’s degree (Research and Professional) in Musicology of the University Lumière Lyon 2 . At present contractual PhD student (researcher) within the same university. Project of thesis: " the virtuosity in the art of ’ ûd in the XXth century ", supervised by Anne Pénesco. Since 2012 he is also member of Nonkilling Arts Research Committee’s.