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NOON

Musician

Location:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Speciality:

Band, Drummer, Duo, Electronic Musician, Guitarist, Improviser, Oud, Trio

Genres:

Arabic, Covers, Experimental, Fusion, Jazz, Oriental, Rock, World Music

Events:

Private Party, Public Event, Festival, Exhibition, Wedding

Languages:

English

Biography

NOON is the kind of band you might expect, or rather hope, to encounter in the UAE – an audio approximation of the Emirates’ cluttered cosmopolitanism and contemporary, borderless ethos.

Made up of three players, drawn from different cultural and musical backgrounds, the instrumental trio bravely embody, and certainly enliven, the hackneyed idea of East/West musical fusions.

Upfront is the sound of the oud, the most typical international marker of all things Middle Eastern. But sonically framed by electric bass and drums – and freed by the improvisatory impulses of jazz – NOON’s collective sound is distinctly global. Shades of funk groove, African and Indian percussive rhythms, and electronic effects pepper this sonic stew.

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Group Members

Mohamed Hosny

Oud and vocals

Ratish Chadha

Drums and percussion

Steven Bedford

Bass and lower frequencies

Requirements

  • Tech Rider
  • Sound System

Reviews
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Rob Garrat - The National

13 June 2021

The effect is a little like a proggy, jazz-rock power trio, only with an oud where the electric guitar is supposed to be. They call it “experimental Oriental” – a knowingly exotic abstraction, for sure, but of the very best kind.