Fityan Band - Magic of Maqam

Sunday, November 27, 2022, Capitol Mannheim

Fityan Band - Magic of Maqam

In cooperation with the Oriental Music Academy Mannheim

How does intercultural music sound that exists beyond the categories of Orient and Occident?

Massive jazz/rock groove aesthetics merge with the delicate sounds of quanun, oud, baglama, trumpet and nay. With Magic of Maqam, the Fityan Band creates a global band sound in which the diversity of Arabic, Turkish and Persian musical cultures is expressed.

Magic of Maqam takes you on a musical search for the common origins of different musical traditions, which deliberately does not juxtapose opposites, but allows you to experience real fusion.

For Magic of Maqam , the quartet line-up of the Fityan Band (nay, guitar, bass, drumset) is expanded with further specialists of the music tradition from their respective home countries. Together, the musicians have composed and arranged a completely unheard program in which monophonic microtonal traditions meet polyphony and counterpoint. Close project partners are Grammy-nominated musicologist Vladimir Ivanoff, the Oriental Music Academy Mannheim, and the Friends of Arab Art and Culture Heidelberg.

This evening of border crossings is complemented by the brand new program of Beyond Borders, who with "Beatles go Egypt" build a bridge between world-famous songs of the Beatles and interpretations of songs of the Egyptian icon Abdel Wahab. The audience will be given a new look at the pop music of two different worlds of the 60s. Thus the 27.11.2022 is at the same time the album release concert of "Beatles go Egypt"!

There is a discount on the ticket price for pupils and students.


At a glance

Start: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 19:00

Admission: 18:00

Location: Capitol Mannheim, Waldhofstraße 2, Mannheim, 68169, Germany

Seating: se ated

Tickets: 26,10 EUR

Box office:

Buy tickets


Mohamad Fityan : nay
Johannes Stange : tp
Fadhel Boubaker : oud
Kenan Tülek : baglama
Jonathan Sell : b
Matthias Kurth : g
Salah Eddin Maraqa : qanun
Konrad Wiemann : dr
Niko Seibold : vox, sax, bclar
Dominik Fürstberger : dr


More Enjoy Jazz events

Besides Fityan Band - Magic of Maqam, we have many other exciting bands in our festival lineup. Browse our event overview or click on one of the recommendations below.

Free entry with the festival pass!

Get free admission to this and many other concerts of this year's Enjoy Jazz Festival. With our Basic and Premium offers, you don't need tickets and decide at short notice which concerts you would like to attend.
Buy festival pass