The Silk Road Creation - Bethlehem, Palestine, April 2018
Part of the orchestral arrangements: Ramzi Aburedwan
Texts: Alain Weber
Musical based on the great traveler Marco Polo described in his Book of the Marvels of the World (1298-1299), co-written with the 13th century fiction writer Rustichello of Pisa.
Ramzi 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 exhibits, workshops and guided tours in Palestine, with a focus on heritage sites. In 2017 the festival included a host of performers around the world—The kora player Ballake Sissoko of Mali, the Jawla Project from Belgium and The Whirling Dervishes of Istanbul among many others.
"Musician, composer and conductor, Ramzi Aburedwan flows with great ease between East and West. From Arabic maqam to symphonic music, Palestinian folklore to tarab or from Sufi incantations to music for large orchestras, he has made this universal musical space his home and destiny, and in doing so, has overcome the fractures of his past."