In this duo a very unique approach is brought to a wide repertoire of folk, Arabic, Balkan, Turkish and own compositions. Arabic and Western European tradition are melded, with a lot of space for improvisation. Damast Duo transcends borders with respect for tradition, and especially with a great love for music.
The name is inspired by the story of Damast (Dutch) or Damask (English) a weaving technique named after Damascus, the Syrian capital, and was widely spread from Damascus to the world through the trade and the silk road as a luxurious textile. Culture and music were also exchanged through trade between East and West in both directions.
Photo credit: Berber Verpoest