Qais Essar combines the unique sound of robab with avant-pop arrangement, local influences with what we’ve all grown to listen together thanks for world wide web.
Qais has also double-sided education, having studied music from his region as well as European tradition. As a result, it’s hardly possible to use standard music genres talking about his compositions, or even decide whether they should be played on an open festival field or perhaps in a philharmonic.
But for sure, Qais Essar’s music will play in your heard from the first moment you hear his themes: somewhat shy, but memorable in their quiet way.
Photo: Sulyman Qardash