The suggestive sound of the Arabian lute
Three Palestinian brothers, from Nazareth, who collect the legacy of four generations of instrumentalists and luthiers of lute.
Composed by brothers Samir, Wissam and Adnan Jourban, the trio was formally formed in 2004 around the older brother, Samir, who had developed his solo career for years. The trio Jourban is usually accompanied by percussions by the Palestinian musician Yousef Hbeish.
Their repertoire is full of subtle melodies that they usually adorn with magnificent improvisations, fruit of their mastery with the lute and the deep knowledge that they have of their importance in the Palestinian culture. The trio, together with the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish by a deep friendship and admiration, made with Darwish a tour in which they accompanied his poems with his compositions to the lute. A year after the death of the poet, which occurred in 2008, they published the album À l’ombre del mots, a posthumous tribute to his work.
With a wide range of concerts in Europe, North America, Latin America and, of course, in the Arab world, the trio has also composed music for films on several occasions: the soundtrack for the film Adieu Gary (2009), the director Nassim Amaouche, the film Le Dernier Vol (2009) by Karim Dridi and in 2011, compose and interpret the soundtrack of the documentary 5 cameras broken, of Burning Age and Guy Davidi.