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The Jadid Ensemble

The Jadid Ensemble is a UK-based instrumental group of five musicians brought together by guitarist and composer Glenn Sharp.

All the group’s members have a passion for the music of other nations and cultures. Their individual training in flamenco, Indian or Arabic musics has given these musicians a wide range of influences on which to draw. ‘Jadid ensemble’ simply translates as ‘the new ensemble’ yet the word ‘jadid’ has been extensively applied to Arabic musics which break away from the historical traditions (or music of the ‘qadim’). The classical and jazz backgrounds within the group allow for traditional melodic styles to be reworked into something fresh and new.

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