The Birds of Passage is the collaboration of Damast Duo – Shalan Alhamwy from Syria on violon and Jonas Malfliet from Belgium on accordion –  with the Danish-Kurdish singer Luna Ersahin and the French-Venezolan guitarist Ray Riveros. These four birds of passage met on their musical travels and became friends.

On their album they search for a common language, starting from their own traditions and compositions. They find it in nostalgic songs from the North, a Walloon traditional melody with Dutch lyrics, a Turkish-Armenian lullaby, a Syrian song accompanied by jazz pianist Nathalie Loriers, and other surprisingly beautiful combinations.


Birds of Passage (2020)

Artist : Damast Duo
Format : CD