Madar Ensemble

Madar (literally an ‘Orbit’) is a group of five musicians from the Netherlands, Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia. With a genuine curiosity for and understanding of each other’s musical language, they have come together with the purpose of creating something new, built on a deeply shared respect for the qualities of their various musical worlds. The ensemble's debut album will be released on Jazz in Motion/Kepera records in May 2019 and will be distributed worldwide by Challenge Records. The new album is supported by The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC),

Jasser Haj Youssef, viola d'amore & violin

Tony Overwater, double bass & violone

Nizar Rohana, ud

Nasser Salameh, percussion 

Maartin Ornstein, clarinets