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Concert: Malcanisten + Babak-O-Doestan

April 4, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 3:00 am


Malcanisten is an Amsterdam based folk band that is about to release their first EP (entitled Wake). It consists of five songs that are recorded and produced in their own livingrooms. In the proces they adopted many new instruments. This versatility translates well to their live performances, where after each song, there is an instrument toss and hustle on stage. Their sound can be described as very dynamic and densely layered in its arrangements, ranging from upbeat and cheerful to dark and smothering (to finally end with the smallest glimpse of hope). Malcanisten came into existence to create a musical storytelling, so to pull their audiences into their world.


Longing and melancholy, passion and tension, buoyancy and enthusiasm – all are important elements of this ensemble’s presence and unique sound. Oriental melodies shimmer through the jazz harmonies, built into typical Turkish and Iranian time measures. The lyrics originate from Iranian poets both old and modern, including the singer/guitarist Babak Amiri himself. 
What’s unique about this group is the instrumentation – Spanish guitar, daf, cajón, cello, bass guitar and piano – and the way the musicians form a creative unity on stage. A Babak-o-Doestan performance is an experience of foreign and yet familiar sounding music styles and improvisations. It’s music that embraces you with warmth, played by musicians who know how to get the most out of their instruments.

Bar Open at 18hrs

Food Serves at 19hrs

Concert Starts at 21.30hrs


April 4, 2014
6:00 pm - 3:00 am