(Portugal / Russia / Egypt)
NAR is an international project
dedicated to traditional medieval and folk music
of Europe and the Mediterranean.
The band was masterminded by two multi-instrumentalists,
Graca Carvalho (Portugal) and Dimitry Rusi (Russia),
together with an Egyptian trio of Ahmed el Sayed (guitar),
Ashraf Tarek and Mohamed Adel (percussion).
The quintet interprets a broad range of traditional tunes,
from old Iberian music of 10th-12th centuries to modern Gypsy melodies
together with Egyptian folklore and classical songs.
Graca Carvalho - violin, flutes, vocals
Dimitry Rusi - oud, buzuk, rababa, vocals
Ahmed el Sayed - guitar
Ashraf Tarek - percussion
Mohamed Adel - percussion