Mohamed Abozekry, born in Cairo in 1991 (19 years old), is already famous throughout the Middle-East as an Oud prodigy (arabic lute). Mohamed studied in the “Arabic Oud House” under the direction of Naseer Shamma, he graduated at the age of 15, becoming the youngest professor in the Middle-East. He has since been proclaimed as the Greatest Oud Player of 2009, at the International Oud Competition in Damascus. He is also a member of the Eastern Orchestra.
In 2007, the meeting in Cairo of Mohamed with Guillaume Hogan, the meeting of oud and guitar, inspires him to compose a repertoire for a quartet based on the fusion of oud and guitar. These pieces were rearranged afterwards by HeeJaz. The four musicians of the band HeeJaz, inspired by their diverse musical paths (oriental, jazz, blues, rock, world, free jazz, gypsy), create a strong rhythmic and harmonic backing, allowing Mohamed to improvise and play accross all these different styles. Their true fusion makes the band truly original. The quartet was born from a desire of exchanging ideas based on their different cultures and knowledge base.The composer and performer Mohamed Abozekry tries to develop with the band HeeJaz (percussion, guitar and double bass) an original style mixing the traditional oud music to jazz and blues, sometimes even rock. All confirmed international travelers and music lovers, this young group (25 years old average age) does not cbase its sound on a precise music genre, but strives to create its own musical path. More precisely, the musical pieces are performed by the musicians like a story, creating different atmospheres using all these musical styles and by playing their instruments in a non-conventional way.
Compositions : Mohamed Abozekry
Arrangements : Mohamed Abozekry and Guillaume Hogan
Musicians : Mohamed Abrozekry (oud)
& HeeJaz : Guillaume Hogan (guitar)
Hugo Reydet (double bass)
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