OASIS Concert

Concert
Olivier Abbasi Sound In Sound
La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington DC , US 20007
November 03, 2021 | 7:30pm
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FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine present an exceptional concert with international musicians Isabelle Olivier and Rez Abbasi.

The jazz harpist Isabelle Olivier continues her journey at the crossroads of cultures and music with her new projet: OASIS (Olivier Abbasi Sound In Sound), which is born from her meeting with the great American jazz guitarist of Pakistani origin Rez Abbasi.

This album, OASIS, was acclaimed both by the international press and the public, who came to applaud the projet from Paris to New York, as well as at the DC Jazz Festival in Washington and the Field Museum in Chicago, where the audience numbered in thousands. After 14 concerts of the first tour, they enthusiastically continue their music on both sides of the Atlantic.

"The musicians fuse groove and improvisation, and perform with a kind of measured steadiness that only could be delivered by their highly skilled hands... Warm, intimate and challenging all at once, OASIS is a remarkably natural record." -Denise Sullivan, DownBeat

About the artists: 

Genre-blending guitarist Rez Abbasi and harpist Isabelle Olivier joyfully combine forces on OASIS. Leading from traditional repertoire to time-and-space tripping avant-garde, the musicians fuse groove and improvisation, and perform with a kind of measured steadiness that only could be delivered by their highly skilled hands... Warm, intimate and challenging all at once, OASIS is a natural pairing of two pros making beautiful music as a trio with Michael Sarin.

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FACE Foundation

The French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation is a US non-profit organization that promotes French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects, in cooperation with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. It coordinates support for programs in the areas of visual arts, performing arts, music, film, translation, and secondary and higher education. 

 

FACE Foundation is Villa Albertine’s main partner in the US.   

 

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