NABIL KHEMIR BAND
The Tunisian virtuoso oud and guitar Nabil Khemir, teamed with the Dutch artists Progjazz, Stormvogel (piano, synthesizers), Onno Witte (drums) and David de Marez Oyens (bass). The quartet is preparing a new album in 2017 (with the works of Nabil striving to create a dynamic exchange between the Tunisian punic jazz, European improv and World Fusion Stormvogel, Witte and De Marez Oyens contribute to the Dutch Prog Jazz as instrumentalists, composers, group leaders, organizers of concerts and festivals, writers, readers and teachers in major academies in the Netherlands and abroad, often in projects and related groups.
Rafik Gharbi began his musical training in Sousse, Tunisia, learning the basics of classical piano and later pursued a much more career as a self-taught musician.
Through his presence in various musical groups he was able to gain the experience of the stage. His departure to Paris to pursue scientific studies was also an opportunity for him to take courses in harmony and explore other artistic horizons. In Tunisia he is the author of various works of composition and musical arrangement especially around world music. Thus, he co-founded DaftarKhanet, a group that marked the 2000s with his presence in various well-known festivals and also the production of a CD “MEZJ”. In his career as an instrumentalist, he has been a pianist in various projects alongside various jazz and world music musicians such as NebilKhemir, Habib Haddad, Aytac Dogan, Riadh ben Amor, Mamdouh Bahri, StavrosPazarentsis, Mounir Troudi, Husnu Selenderici, Orhan Osman … etc. . In parallel he is strongly involved in the Tunisian cultural life by being part of various associations and directed during four sessions the international festival of the city of Sousse in Tunisia.