Arabian Nights Orchestra - The band
Arabian Nights Orchestra consists of arab and danish musicians,
all living in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Omar Moad: Arabic keyboard
Omar Moad is the driving force behind the music of Arabian Nights
Orchestra. He has a a huge repertoire of classical arabic pop music
that he has been playing at parties, weddings etc in the middle east.
Omar has lived in Denmark for a couple of years and come originally
Naser Alharbi: Violin and vocal
Naser Alharbi is educated as a musician and composer at Bagdad
University of Fine Arts. Naser is well konwn in especially Iraq
as a singer and musician. See this youtube-video.
In Danmark he has also been playing with the Middle East Peace
Orchestra for a longer period.
Klaus Mogensen: Turkish saz/buzuq
Klaus Mogensen started playing turkish saz in year 2000 and has since
then got lessons from turkish saz players in Denmark and abroad.
Mohamed Sultan: Tabla (darbuka)
Mohammad Sultan is from Jordan and learned to play at the National
Institute of Music. In Jordan he played with the band Gawnma.
Later he has played with bands all over Europe, fx in Germany,
France and Sweden. See this youtube-video.
Mikosh: Oriental dance and percussion
Mikosh is danish, but has heard and played turkish music since
childhood. He plays tabla and riqq - and is a very talented
oriental dancer besides.
Marianne Mogensen: Oriental dance and percussion
Marianne Mogensen has been dancing bellydance from childhood,
and later related styles like gypsydance and assorted fusion-dances.
She plays mostly framedrums like riqq and tar.
Marianne teaches oriental dance and drum rhythms.