Dima Orsho: Hidwa

Dima Orsho first studied clarinet in her home town of Damascus and was a member of the National Syrian Symphony Orchestra before she moved to Boston to study opera singing. Today she moves with instinctive ease between classic, jazz and traditional arabic music. She is a member of the Ensemble Hewar, was part of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble and today celebrates the launch of her second CD as a solo artist: “Hidwa. Lullabies for Troubled Times”, which was recorded on New Year’s Eve 2017 at the Fattoria Musica in Osnabrück. Appearing with her are the Tunisian violinist Jasser Haj Youssef, the accordionist Manfred Leuchter, Salman Gambarov on the piano, the jazz double bass player from Cologne, Robert Landfermann and the German-Polish drummer, Bodek Janke.

“These songs are more than lullabies to calm children and put them to sleep... they are songs to put an anxious mind at ease... lullabies for our troubled times.” Dima Orsho

"Dima Orsho paints a dreamlike soundscape out of this world with a voice full of serene passion."
Maja Vasiljevic, Radio Clásica, Madrid