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Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance

NAÏSSAM JALAL
Flute, Nay, Voice, Composition
MEHDI CHAÏB
Sax. tenor & soprano, perc.
KARSTEN HOCHAPFEL
Guitar, Cello
DAMIEN VARAILLON
Double bass
ARNAUD DOLMEN
Drums

 

In 2011 Naïssam Jalal formed the cosmopolitan quintet “Rhythms of Resistance” with four other talented musicians.

Combining many different elements, influences and registers, the group creates music that fascinates, with a fine sense of rhythm, rich improvisations and admirable energy. They take us to visit different aesthetic fields, and bring jazz and classical music, European music and Eastern music closer together.

« Rhythms of Resistance » remind us that resistance is still very much alive and taking a firm stand against standardisation.

Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance’s both albums « Osloob Hayati » (2015) and « Almot Wala Almazala » (2016) has recieved critical acclaim in France and won several french awards : Charles Cros Academy Award 2017, “4 f” Télérama, “4*” Jazz Mag, “Indispensable” Jazz News and CitizenJazz Best band Award 2017. Her new album « An other world » was released february 5, 2021.  Naïssam Jalal has composed and arranged this new music also for a symphony orchestra.

 
 

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JAZZ IN MARCIAC (FR) –  JAZZ A VIENNE (FR) - JAZZAHEAD! (DE) – ROYAUMONT (FR) –  JAZZ & THE CITY (AT) - JAZZ A LA VILLETTE (FR) – JAZZALDIA FESTIVAL (ES) – BANLIEUE BLEUE (FR) –  TANJAZZ (MA) – JAZZ SOUS LES POMMIERS (FR) – INNTÖNE FESTIVAL (AT) – SONS D’HIVERS (FR) – GAUME JAZZ FESTIVAL (BE) –  LA FERME DU BUISSON (FR) – JAZZDOR BERLIN (DE) –  INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE (FR) – JAZZ AU CHELLAH (MA) – MUSIKFEST BREMEN (DE) – NEVERS JAZZ FESTIVAL (FR)  –  MUCEM (FR)  –  L’ARSENAL (FR) – CHARLIE JAZZ FESTIVAL (FR) – JAZZ A PORQUEROLLES (FR) – FESTIVAL PARIS QUARTIER D’ÉTÉ (FR)  – L’EQUINOXE SCÈNE NATIONALE (FR)  – LES 2 SCÈNES (FR) –  JAZZDOR STRASBOURG (FR) – MOODS (CH) – LE BEE-FLAT (CH) – JAZZ AU FIL DE L’OISE (FR) – JAZZ AUX CARRES (FR) –  TOURCOING JAZZ FESTIVAL (FR) – FESTIVAL DU BLEU EN HIVER (FR) – LE GRAND T SCÈNE NATIONALE (FR) – FESTIVAL NO BORDER (FR) – AFRICOLOR (FR) – LE TANGRAM (FR) – LE RIVE GAUCHE (FR) – THÉÂTRE SENART SCÈNE NATIONALE (FR) – LE PARVIS SCÈNE NATIONALE (FR) – LA DYNAMO (FR) – AUX HEURES D’ÉTÉ (FR) – FESTIVAL METIS (FR) – VOIRON JAZZ FESTIVAL (FR) – LES DÉTOURS DE BABEL (FR) – A VAULX JAZZ (FR) – NEW MORNING (FR) – JAZZIT MUSIC CLUB (AT) – CAFÉ DE LA DANSE (FR) – STUDIO DE L'ERMITAGE (FR) – PAN! FESTIVAL (FR) – FESTIVAL BRUISSEMENT D’ELLES (FR) – DEUX PIÈCES CUISINE (FR) – PALAIS DE LA PORTE DORÉE (FR) – PETITE HALLE DE LA VILLETTE (FR) – LIKE A JAZZ MACHINE (LU) – SUNSET & SUNSIDE (FR) – MILLAU JAZZ FESTIVAL (FR) – OPERA DE LYON (FR) – FESTIVAL JAZZ DES CINQS CONTINENTS
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Guermantes 77600 Automne Jazz festival en Marne et Gondoire - Espace Marcel Proust 14 oct. 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance La Défense 92060 La Défense Jazz Festival 23 juin 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance (feat. Orchestre Symphonique Divertimento) Saint-Ouen 93400 Festival Métis Pleine Commune - Les Docks (Grande scène) 10 juil. 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Bremen (Germany) Showcase Jazzahead festival 29 avril 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Hyères 83400 Jazz à Porquerolles 12 juil. 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Dudelange (Luxembourg) Like a Jazz Machine 15 mai 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Noyon 60400 Jazz In Noyon 17 avril 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris 75019 La Petite Halle de la Villette 28 janv. 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris 75001 Sunset & Sunside 07 avril 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Millau 12100 Millau Jazz Festival 25 mars 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance (feat. Orchestre Symphonique Divertimento) Tremblay-en-France 93290 Théâtre Louis Aragon 20 mars 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Villeurbanne 69100 Espace Tonkin 17 mars 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Le Perreux-sur-Marne 94170 Biennale de Jazz du Perreux - Centre des bords de marne 10 mars 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Schiltigheim 67302 Cheval Blanc 25 janv. 2022 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Lyon 69000 Opéra de Lyon 05 nov. 2021 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Womex Official selection - Porto Festival Womex 28 oct. 2021 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Rennes 35000 Festival "Ça va jazzer" 22 oct. 2021 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Tourcoing 59599 Tourcoing Jazz Festival 16 oct. 2021 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance San Sebastian Jazzaldia Festival 24 juil. 2021 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Chateauvillain Estival Jazz 13 juil. 2021 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Metz 57000 Scène nationale Arsenal 26 nov. 2021 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris 75011 Café de la danse 16 sept. 2021 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Montpellier Festival Radio France 15 juil. 2021 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Vincennes Paris Jazz Festival - Parc Floral 04 juil. 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Tremblay en France Théatre Louis Aragon 21 mars 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Schiltigheim Le cheval blanc 18 mai 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Sevran 12 mars 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Stains 09 mars 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Nanterre Maisn de la musique de Nanterre 03 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Grenoble La rampe - Festival Détours de Babel 01 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Noisiel La ferme du buisson (scène nationale) 02 mars 2021 About
New Album Out ! NOUVEL ALBUM DANS LES BACS !! DANS LES BACS 05 févr. 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Millau 12100 Millau Jazz 12 févr. 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Paris 75011 Café de la danse 30 mars 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Rennes 20 nov. 2020 About
CANCELED COVID Persan Jazz au fil de l'Oise - Auditorium 28 mars 2021 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Perpignan Festival Jazzebre 17 oct. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Malguénac Festival de Malguénac 20 août 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance - CANCELLED COVID Montpellier Festival de Radio France 25 juil. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Fort de France Martinique Jazz Festival 01 déc. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance - CANCELLED COVID Noisiel Scène nationale La Ferme du buisson 29 mai 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance + Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne Saint Martin des champs Espace du Roudour 14 févr. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris 75020 Studio de l'ermitage 29 janv. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Rennes Opéra de Rennes 24 oct. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Nanterre 92000 l’Auditorium Rameau de la Maison de la musique de Nanterre 18 oct. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Nanterre 92000 l’Auditorium Rameau de la Maison de la musique de Nanterre 17 oct. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Budapest (HUNGARY) Sziget Festival 12 août 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Itxassou (64) Errobiko Festibala 18 juil. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Junas Jazz à Junas 17 juil. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Boulazac 24750 L'Agora 16 mai 2019 About
La déclaration Amiens 80000 Maison de la culture - Scène nationale d'Amiens 11 mars 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal & Karsten Hochapfel Paris 75019 Philharmonie de Paris 10 mars 2019 About
La déclaration Paris 75019 Philharmonie de Paris 09 mars 2019 About
La déclaration Roubaix 59170 Le colisée 07 mars 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Los en Gohelle 62750 Festival Jazz à Aix 24 nov. 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Guidel 56520 L'Estran 19 oct. 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Salzburg (Autria) Festival de Jazz de Salzburg 17 oct. 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Hambourg (Germany) New Hambourg Festival 23 sept. 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Marciac 32230 L'Astrada - Marciac Jazz Festival 11 août 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance + guest Médéric Collignon San Sebastien (SPAIN) Festival de jazz de San Sebastian 28 juil. 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Thourotte 60150 Centre Culturel de Thourotte 07 juin 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Charleville Mézières 08000 Théatre de Charleville Mezière 11 mai 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Meslay du Maine 53170 Festival Ateliers Jazz de Meslay-Grez 05 mai 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Salzburg (AUSTRIA) Jazzit Musik Club 04 févr. 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Munich (GERMANY) Unterfahrt 03 févr. 2018 About
La déclaration - pièce chorégraphique Saint Ouen Espace 1789 09 janv. 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Saint Jean de Védas 34430 Chai du Terral 06 avril 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance La Riche Festival Bruissement d'Elles - La pléiade 29 mars 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Tulle 19000 Théatre de Tulle - Festival du bleu en hiver 25 janv. 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal "The Sun Spirit" - Creation ! Noisy le sec 93130 Théatre des Bergeries 29 nov. 2017 About
La Déclaration - Pièce chorégraphique Evreux 27007 Le Tangram 21 nov. 2017 About
La Déclaration - Pièce chorégraphique Saint Etienne Du Rouvray 76800 La Rive Gauche 14 nov. 2017 About
La Déclaration - Pièce chorégraphique Lieusaint 77127 Théatre Sénard - Scène nationale de Lieusaint 10 nov. 2017 About
La Déclaration - Pièce chorégraphique Lieusaint 77127 Théatre Sénard - Scène nationale de Lieusaint 09 nov. 2017 About
Kan Ya Makan Pantin La dynamo - Jazz à la villette for kids 03 sept. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Metz 57000 L'Arsenal 14 déc. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Nantes 44000 Le grand T 12 déc. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Brest 29200 Quartz - Festival No Border 08 déc. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Belfort 90000 Festival Be Bop Or Be Dead 17 nov. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Tarbes 65000 Le parvis - Scène nationale 21 oct. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Montreuil 93100 Festival Métis 01 sept. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Fontenay sous bois 94120 Le comptoir 20 oct. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Nantes Aux heures d'été 20 juil. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Diersbach (Autriche) INNtöne Festival 03 juin 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Quatuor Tercea Epinay-Sur–Seine Festival Metis - Pôle musical d’Orgemont 15 mai 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Karsten Hochapfel Paris 75004 Festival La voix est libre - Église Saint-Merry 03 mai 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Karsten Hochapfel Valmondois La caravane syrienne 11 mars 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance FEAT. Osloob ! Nances 73470 Festival Les nuits d'été - Jardin de la Maison du Lac d'Aiguebelette 05 août 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Vitrolles Festival Charlie jazz 09 juil. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Porquerol Festival Jazz à Porquerol 08 juil. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Coutances Festival jazz sous les pommiers 25 mai 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal Trio Le Prés Saint Gervais La petite criée 06 mai 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Karsten Hochapfel Voiron Voiron Jazz Festival 02 avril 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Grenoble Festival les détours de Babel 01 avril 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris 75018 Centre Barbara Fleury Goutte d'Or - Festival Magic Barbes 22 mars 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Vaulx en Velin Vaulx Jazz Festival 17 mars 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Tourcoing Institut du monde arabe 04 mars 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris 75020 Studio de l'ermitage 23 févr. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Chateauroux 36000 L'equinoxe 16 janv. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Montfermeil Moulinsart 09 déc. 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Bern (Switzerland) Bee Flat 07 déc. 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Zurich (SWITZERLAND) Moods 06 déc. 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Karsten Hochapfel Besançon Scène nationale de Besançon 28 nov. 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Eragny sur Oise Festival Jazz au fil de l'Oise 27 nov. 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Pantin La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues 25 nov. 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Bischwiller Festival Jazzdor 16 nov. 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Annecy le vieux Festival Jazz au carré 12 nov. 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Tanger (MAROC) Tanjazz 24 sept. 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Bremen (GERMANY) Musikfest 29 août 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance + GUESTS Paris Festival Paris Quartier d'été - Jardins du Luxembourg 05 août 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris 75019 Festival Paris Quartier d'été - Parc de la butte du chapeau rouge 31 juil. 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance + GUESTS Paris Festival Paris Quartier d'été - Jardin des Tuilerie 02 août 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance + GUESTS Paris 75007 Festival Paris Quartier d'été - Jardin du musée du quai Branly 29 juil. 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris 75007 The American Church in Paris 05 avril 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Blanc Mesnil Deux pièces cuisine 11 juin 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris 75011 Les disquaires 27 avril 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris Musée de l'histoire de l'immigration 29 mai 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris Musée de l'histoire de l'immigration 28 mai 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris 75005 Collège des Bernardins 21 juin 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Berlin (Allemagne) Festival Jazzdor 02 juin 2016 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Colombes 92700 Caf'Muz 22 nov. 2015 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Fontenay sous bois 94120 Semaine de la solidarité internationale - Le comptoir 19 nov. 2015 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Paris 75019 Festival Jazz à la Villette - Cité de la musique (Philharmonie 2) 09 sept. 2015 About
Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance Mortefontaine 02600 Morty jazz festival 25 juil. 2015 About
Concert Noisiel Noisiel 77186 La ferme du buisson 13 févr. 2015 About
Concert Chelles Chelles 13 mars 2015 About
concert Tremblay en France Tremblay en France L'Odeon - Festival Banlieue Bleue 25 mars 2015 About
Concert Paris Paris 04 juin 2015 About
Mortefontaine Mortefontaine 02600 Morty jazz festival 25 juil. 2015 About
Concert Fontenay sous bois Fontenay sous bois 94120 Musique au comptoir 29 mars 2013 About
Concert Paris Paris 75011 Les disquaires 01 oct. 2013 About
Concert Colombes Colombes Caf'Muz 29 nov. 2013 About
Concert Paris Paris 75011 Le chat noir 08 déc. 2013 About
Concert Naïssam Jalal Quintet Nantes Nantes 44000 Pannonica 24 janv. 2014 About
Concert Naïssam Jalal Quintet Fontenay sous bois Fontenay sous bois 94120 Le Comptoir 07 févr. 2014 About
Concert Paris Paris 75018 20 mars 2014 About
Paris Paris 75018 La casserole 03 mai 2014 About
Concert Paris Paris 75018 Institut des cultures d'islam 21 juin 2014 About
Concert Paris Paris 75011 Le chat noir 04 nov. 2012 About
Concert Paris Paris 75020 La Miroiterie 26 juin 2011 About
Concert Paris Paris La Miroiterie 23 oct. 2011 About
Concert Paris Paris 75005 Centre Culturel Egyptien de Paris 25 nov. 2011 About
Concert Paris Paris 75020 L'Ogresse 09 déc. 2011 About
Concert Paris Paris 75020 au chat noir 15 janv. 2012 About
Concert Paris Paris 75010 Jamel Comedy Club 12 mars 2012 About
Concert au New Morning Paris Paris 75010 New Morning 21 mars 2012 About
Concert Colombes Colombes Caf'Muz 13 avril 2012 About
Concert Paris Paris 75011 Le chat noir 14 avril 2012 About
Concert Paris Paris Caminito Cabaret 13 juil. 2012 About
 

Music

Un Autre Monde

Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance

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« A shock » Jazzmag, « Essential » Jazznews

« Naïssam Jalal pursues her social, racial, and ecological struggles as convincingly as ever. She puts so much persuasiveness in her music, it  reminds the great struggle anthems of John Coltrane, Nina Simone, or Archie Shepp. A sound celebration full of life and hope. This double album is both a concentration of the fears of our time and the lights that we hope to see resurface. » Jazzaround

« Another world then. The one after, here and now. The music of this flutist, an essential figure of the French jazz scene, is a whole world, occupied by rhythms, melodies and voices that feed on influences drawn from across the seas and oceans to, who knows, dream of a unique continent. Naïssam Jalal leads this quest for plural unity carried by all the songs of the possible, at the head of a group where each musician takes care to express the most emotion possible in each chord, each note, each blow. The themes have a soft dreamlike force, the beat is sensual and hypnotic, the sound recording honours these messengers of the appeased beauty. » Jazz mag (SHOCK)

« In her new album, the flutist Naïssam Jalal is accompanied by the band Rhythms of Resistance and the Orchestre National de Bretagne conducted by Zahia Ziouani, and this album is double. Double CD, double view, double background, double glass, double meaning… The flute and the nay’s arabesques take us to « another world », one where we get drunk on music to live instead of surviving. » Médiapart

« Naïssam Jalal has within her the poetic forms and the rare understanding of revolt, and that’s beautiful, touching and exceptional. No doubt that’s her strength, which pushes her to write with her soul each note of this other world called on CD1. It is a raw, radical world that lets however, between two clouds, escape these poetic forms that are so important for her… » Paris Moove

« Naïssam Jalal is a flutist and an inspired and profilic composer. She follows a talented musical path, motivated by passion and curiosity. Born in the suburbs of Paris to Syrian parents, she has assimilated and transcended the essence of European and Arab classical music, the art of jazz improvisation, the urgency of hip hop, the euphoria of funk or the vitality of African traditions, with a keen sense of synthesis and a hyper-sensitive breath. » France Musique

« Naïssam Jalal‘s particularity is to skilfully mix flute, nay and vocals in a very personal way, which looks neither like Roland Kirk nor Magic Malik. The quintet remains at the heart of this live concert, well enhanced by the superb setting offered by the Orchestre National de Bretagne. This setting gives an extra dimension to this music mixing oriental tradition, jazz and classical music, with an sharp sense of melody. » Jazzhalo

05/02/2021 - Les Couleurs Du Son

Almot Wala Alamazala

Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance

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4th best-selling jazz album in France when it was released in 2016, more than 4000 copies sold, « Coup de Cœur 2017 » from the Académie Charles Cros, « 4 f » Télérama, « 4* » Jazz Mag, « Essential » Jazz News, for the album « Almot Wala Almazala », « Revelation band 2017 » from Citizen Jazz with the quintet Rhythms of Resistance.

 

« An admirable and magnificent album » – Jazz Mag ****

 

 

« Nimbed with mystery and poetry, Almot wala Almazala is a record of athmospheres and emotions, carried by an unprecedented lyricism » – Télérama ffff

 

« Her music is a claim without self-pity. It just carries in it the rage that animates our human condition with, for aspiration, the freedom ».
– Liberation

 

« Inhabited by a spiritual depth and a captivating intensity, Almot wala Almazala draws a lively fluid course of fire and spirit. Deeply moving! » – Jazz News

 

« Naïssam Jalal, angry, bruised, stunned, horrified or focused on the memory of a culture now devastated, her music appears as a direct projection of her soul, a vivid painting of the feelings that animate her. » – Les inrocks

 

« Rooted in the oriental tradition, Naïssam Jalal evolves freely in the interstices of jazz and improvised music, with the precision of a demanding personality in everything. Her music is instrumental but her speech is clear. – Kalakuta

 

« A music within the reach of all living souls, of all ears listening to the world ». – The Mountain

November 2016 - Les Couleurs Du Son

Osloob Hayati

Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance

First album
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« With her new opus Osloob Hayati « My way of life », the French-Syrian flutist revolutionizes the boundaries of jazz by offering her nomadic style with her quintet Rythms of Resistance. A journey without borders whose objective is to open minds. » – RFI

 

« Naïssam Jalal release an album that stands out for the strength of its musical construction and its message. With her fertile breath, she magnificently links maqams, African pentatonic scales, jazz improvisation and the beatbox technique created by Afro-American rap. » – l’Humanité

 

« The French-Syrian flutist and composer blows the infinite rhythms of her resistance, as much musical as political. Her language is free, with a rare finesse and a nomadic depth. It is reinvented in contact with her musicians and her audience, at each concert. » – RFI

 

« Naïssam Jalal, lady flute on the groove, has criss-crossed the Middle East, but it is on the Parisian stages that she became well-knowed (and appreciated), grooving with her flute in the jazz, oriental and afro galaxies, where she excels. An enterprising and intrepid soloist, with a group of young jazz wolves and much more… » – Radio Nova

 

« Naïssam Jalal evokes a current resistance. It is played in the patio of our global and hyper-connected houses. Songs of tolerance, her music – committed, beautiful, courageous, improvised – sounds like a bulwark against the religious fanaticism and security withdrawal that tear apart our daily lives. » – Jazz News

 

« Rebellious with virtuoso assaults from her transverse flute and her nay flute, this groover prefers breaks in rhythm, lightly touched themes and the suspense of improvisation. » – Telerama

 

« The young Syrian-born flutist Naïssam Jalal is the most impressive at the head of her own ensemble, the cosmopolitan Rhythms of Resistance. Naïssam creates a music in her image: mixed and combative, which fuses compositions of great melodic richness, undulating grooves, precious harmonies referring to the music of the Middle East and a certain modal lyricism evoking as much as the nomadic music of Don Cherry and the obsessive mystical jazz of John Coltrane. – Jazz Mag

 

« Naïssam Jalal’s flute is straightforward, we can recognize her sincerity no matter how intense the musicians play.  » – Citizen Jazz

 

« With this first album under her name, Naïssam Jalal signs a master stroke, because her album will suit both traditional music lovers and those who like to mix them up. Between two worlds, between two musics, in this interval, this syncopation where everything is possible and everything is created. – Sun Ship

March 2015 Les Couleurs Du Son