Ramzi Aburedwan is the founder and artistic director of the annual Palestinian Musical Journey Festival for Spiritual and Traditional Music produced by Al Kamandjâti starting in 2016. The festival offers high quality performances, lectures, photo exhibitions, workshops and guided tours in Palestine, with a focus on heritage sites.
Festival teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSlzs2pdw6w
Since 2018, the festival opens with a special creation curated by the famous artistic director Alain Weber for which Ramzi Aburedwan arranges the musical part.
The Silk Road Creation - Bethlehem, April 2018
Following Marco Polo’s travels, the show is a musical travelogue into the magic of a mythical Orient as experienced by the great traveler. From the precious stones of ancient palaces–like the one of the Chinese emperor Kubilai Khan where the Venetian merchant lived—to the arid steppes of Kazakhstan, we follow sites along the silk road. The musical invites us to discover traditional musics and dances whose performances date back to the 13th and 14th centuries, across the expanses of the geographical space that Marco Polo crossed. Chinese classical music, epic Kazakh songs, Indian Mughal kathak dance, as well as the soulful Armenian duduk take us through the musical riches of Central Asia and its nomadic heritage. Between the opulence of the Venetian palaces and the imperial court of the great Kubilai Khan there lay a vast geography of seas, oceans, mountains, steppes and deserts and a multitude of peoples whose traditions and customs are a testament to the richness and diversity of human experience, well before trade and globalization standardized our planet. This cultural travelogue is inspired by the musics, dances and instruments that have gathered communities across time and space for centuries. It follows the esoteric trips of the Venetian traveler while intertwining the cultures he encountered along the Silk Road.
Booklet of the creation: https://www.ramziaburedwan.com/sites/default/files/2018-05/Silk%20Road%20Booklet.pdf
"Jerusalem, a prophetic city" creation- Jericho, April 2019
Celebrating Jerusalem, capital of Islamic Culture, the festival paid tribute to Jerusalem at the famous Hisham palace in Jericho with musicians from all over the world.