Dhafer Youssef at Ankara’s Cermodern
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Tunisian oud player and singer Dhafer Youssef will take the stage at Ankara’s Cermodern with his project “Dance of the Invisible Dervishes.”Tunisian oud player and singer Dhafer Youssef will take the stage at Ankara’s Cermodern with his project “Dance of the Invisible Dervishes.” According to the written statement sent by the Altus Culture and Arts Center, Youssef is perceived as one of the most successful jazz musicians in the world. He will be accompanied by Hüsnü Şenlendirici, Aytaç Doğan and guitarist Aeivind Aarset, who is one of the world’s best-known names in North European jazz music.
Band of Dhafer Youssef
Youssef indicates an affinity for the music of India and Nordic music. He was a guest artist on the Norwegian jazz artist Bugge Wesseltoft’s album FiLM iNG. Youssef has also performed with Uri Caine, Jon Hassell, Markus Stockhausen, Nguyên Lê and the Cuban pianist Omar Sosa. In 2001 he recorded Electric Sufi with the ex-Sugar Hill Gang and Tackhead rhythm section of Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish.
Fiona Talkington has described Youssef: “Dhafer’s band consists of the cream of Norway’s electronic nu-jazz scene. Eivind Aarset, one of the finest guitarists in the world today, is renowned for the ambient washes and eastern-flavored drones that have featured in the work of Nils Petter Molvaer, Kjetil Bjornstad and lectronique Noire.” Drummer Rune Arnesen’s urgent beats also feature in Molvaer’s work and add a distinctive, contemporary drum’n’bass sensibility ably teamed with the highly in-demand depth charges of bassist Audun Erlien. The line-up is completed by Arve Henriksen recipient of one of Norway’s Jazz launch Europe awards.