This project features Pierre Tereygeol on guitar, Philippe Lopes de Sa on saxophones, Florent Corbou on electric bass, Khaled Yassine on drums and Donna Khalifé on vocals and double bass .
It is the fruit of many musical and human encounters and it is a continuous research in music. The project characteristic is marrying written and freely improvised music in a coherent speech true to each one's experience.
The quintet just finished recording their first album with music written by Donna Khalifé and will be released very soon.
Donna Khalifé and Fouad Afra :
After a long history of playing together in different projects, Donna Khalife and Fouad Afra, gather this time in a new duo format to perform Khalife’s original compositions and special arrangements. With Afra on drums, Khalife pursues her exploration in new compositions within contemporary jazz; playing the keyboard, double-bass, vocals, and pedals.
A duo that features Dorothée Nodé Langlois on violin and Donna Khalifé on vocals and double bass. Two musicians coming from different musical backgrounds, brought together by common sensibilities and a joy of playing together. Travelling between written music, improvised ,arrangements , and original creations, this duo offers a large repertoire that goes from berio, aperghis,kurt weill to more contemporary composers like Frederic Norel among others.
Donna khalifé and khouloud Yassine: Arriving on stage without any preliminary idea of what to do is the main idea of this duo that combines dance and music . Initiated by these 2 long date friends in 2013 , Yassine and Khalife have been working on an improvised performance that was presented in june 2014..since then the duo moves forward towards the unpredictable to explore the infinite layers of improvised dialogue between dance and music.
Donna Khalifé trio/quartet..:
Donna performs in the most popular jazz venues in beirut and it's always a time of re-encounters and pleasure with her friends and colleagues . From jazz standards, brazilian, funk ,re-arranged sometimes especially for the occasion, to originals, She performs with the best musicians in town :Fouad Afra, Raffi Mandalian, Arthur Satyan, Fady Farah, Makram aboul hosn and many others..