DABKET El 2020

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A new project I worked on during the last 2 weeks of 2020, I wrote a short melody Inspired by the Lebanese folk dance called Dabkeh, to celebrate the end of the 2020 year, and to dance with those who survived it! I recorded the same piece 12 times, and I shared one recording per day for 12 days, with each video featuring a new instrument and a new friend, with the 2020 Dabkeh band joining us in all the videos to celebrate the end of a messy year!

The album was released in February 2021, and is now available for streaming and purchasing through all the Major online music stores.

you can download your instrument score for free on the Free scores page

Day 1
for “Bass Trombone
Performed by Joshua Gaub
Day 2
for “Clarinet in Bb”
Performed by Marvin Madi
Day 3
for “a pianist with a dog”
Performed by Joseph Saleh
Day 4
for “Piccolo”
Performed by Antonio Mallah
Day 5
for “Vibraphone”
Performed by Christelle Njeim
Day 6
for “Oud”
Performed by Abbas Kassamany
Day 7
for “Violin”
Performed by Joelle Khayyat
Day 8
for “Tenor Saxophone”
Performed by Thomas Horing
Day 9
Bepop version with solo
Peformed by Ramzi Bou Kamel
Day 10
for “Double bass”
Performed by Makram Aboul Hosn
Day 11
for “Bassoon”
Performed by Bălănuță Irina Elena
Day 12
for “Trumpet”
Performed by Ion Todei

Meet “Dabket El 2020” Characters from Left to Right

Barda’ (بردع), Shaflah (شفلح), Jamloot (جملوط), Satlan (سطلان), Safkhath (صفخظ), and Shalshaban (شلشبان)

Published by wajdiaboudiab

Wajdi Abou Diab is a composer of classical contemporary music, musicologist, educator, and conductor who believes in music as a way to build our cultural future while keeping us connected to our cultural history.

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