Zade Dirani plays on

Zade DiraniJordanian composer and pianist Zade Dirani will present his blend of Arabic and Western music to Holland-area audiences at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the historic Park Theatre in downtown Holland. Dirani, 24, has won several prestigious awards and has performed before thousands in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

He studied Eastern Arabic scales and contemporary Western music at the National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan, and Berklee College of Music in Boston. At 19, Dirani performed with the Jordanian National Symphony Orchestra and Choir at the ancient citadel in downtown Amman. Since then he has performed before Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth and the British royal family, and other dignitaries

Source: [The Holland Sentinel]

It seems Ziad Dirani continues to go places. Good for him. I remember attending one of his concerts in Amman at the Citadel years ago. I thought then he was pretty good. Sadly enough, you have to leave Jordan in order to make it on the international scene.

3 Comments

  1. Rania May 7, 2005 at 2:45 am

    I love Zade’s music. He’s a great artist and it’s sad that, like many, he had to leave Jordan to make it big. But he’s still loyal to his homeland, portraying it in his music. You can feel it in every one of his songs! It makes me angry that music stores here don’t have his albums, and even give you a dumb look when you ask about them! You hear this guy’s music every night on JTV’s weather forcast!
    check out http://www.zade.com

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  2. cynthia September 3, 2005 at 5:32 am

    I am so proud to know this creative,passionate sensitive and gentle artist.
    way to go Zade!
    Remember that dynamic music transcends all boundaries of time and place
    Cynthia

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  3. Lisa April 2, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    you guys outta be proud of zade. I’m one of his musicians in his upcoming series of concerts around USA – The Roads to You Tour (http://roadstoyou.com). He is a very proud Jordanian and has a worldview about things. The best thing is that he is using what he knows best to try to make a difference in the world. With every concert he performed, I believe he has torn down a few more cultural, political and religious barriers.

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