CALAMITA, the free-rock powerhouse trio of Lebanese musicians Sharif Sehnaoui and Tony Elieh (on electric guitar and bass respectively) and drummer Davide Zolli (from Italian psych rock outfit Squadra Omega) embarks on its first European tour this coming week!
The band’s self-titled first album was released by Ruptured in December 2017.
Check it out on Bandcamp below:
TOUR DATES: – Oct 22: Calamita @ Cox 18, Milano, Italy
– Oct 24: Calamita @ Magasin Général, Tarnac, France
– Oct 26: Calamita @ Atelier de l’Etoile, Besançon, France
– Oct 27: Calamita @ Les Lentilleres, Dijon, France
– Oct 28: Calamita @ Cave 12, Geneva, Switzerland
Calamita (Sharif Sehnaoui, Tony Elieh & Davide Zolli) – Calamita
CD Release by Ruptured, December 2017
Launch concert at Beirut Open Space on December 19, 2017
For its new CD release “Calamita”, Lebanese indie label Ruptured presents a concert with a unique line-up of experimental musicians: Sharif Sehnaoui (electric guitar) & Tony Elieh (electric bass), from bands Bao, Electric Wormholes and Karkhana, will be joined by special guests Khyam Allami (drums) & Sam Shalabi (electric guitar), playing live for the 1st time at Beirut Open Space.
Sharif Sehnaoui, Mazen Kerbaj and Hadi Saleh, co-curators of Irtijal festival’s 12th edition (April 4-12), were the guests of Ruptures for a presentation of the festival’s program. The show was book-ended by two live performances from the Kerbaj/Sehnaoui duo.
British guitar player extraordinaire MIKE COOPER was the guest of RUPTURES to talk about his two concerts in Beirut, on May 24 at EM chill (along with Scrambled Eggs, Beirut’s punk/experimental rock musical activists), and on May 26 at Beirut Art Center. Cooper was accompanied in this session by Lebanese musician Sharif Sehnaoui.
Mike Cooper has established himself in the past decade or so as an international musical explorer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres. His roots and inspiration range freely through traditional country blues, folk, original songs, free improvisation, pop songs, exotica, electronic music, electro-acoustic music, and ‘sonic gestural’ playing.
Lebanese musician Sharif Sehnaoui, co-founder of the Irtijal Festival, was the guest of Ruptures to present ‘Prelude to Irtijal’, a 2-day celebration consisting of various performances and concerts, and heralding the 10th edition of the infamous Irtijal Festival, to be held in April 2010.
Accompanying him that night were French musicians Raymond and Bastien Boni, two important figures in today’s international free improv scene.