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Sign of Thyme

Sign of Thyme

Sign of Thyme


Sign of Thyme is a musical group born in 2005 in Amman, Jordan. While it is redundant to call the music they play fusion since most music in the world nowadays consists of some kind of fusion, Sign of Thyme plays its unique type of fusion that combines classical Arabic music with jazz, funk and many different musical sounds from all over the world. They play original music as well as their own unique rearrangements of jazz standards and Arabic classics from the likes of Egyptian musicians Mohammad Abdul Wahab and Riyadh al-Sunbati. Read more on Last.fm
Sign of Thyme is a musical group born in 2005 in Amman, Jordan. While it is redundant to call the music they play fusion since most music in the world nowadays consists of some kind of fusion, Sign of Thyme plays its unique type of fusion that combines classical Arabic music with jazz, funk and many different musical sounds from all over the world. They play original music as well as their own unique rearrangements of jazz standards and Arabic classics from the likes of Egyptian musicians Mohammad Abdul Wahab and Riyadh al-Sunbati. The band released two albums, "Like All People" and "Zad", and is currently recording their third. About the musicians: Yacoub Abu Ghosh, Bass Guitar Sign of Thyme's co-founder, Yacoub is a well established and respected musician and bass guitarist in Jordan and regionally, he is also one of the few who are dedicated to this field with close to 14 years of experience, he performed with many different musical outfits such as Music Matbakh, RUM Tareq Al Nasser and Black Iris.

He studied Law at the University of Jordan & worked as a journalist for the Jordan Times daily and other publications such as JO magazine before becoming a full time musician. Ahmad Barakat, Oud Another co-founder of the group, Ahmad is a true prodigy with his instrument, with excellent improvisational skills and vast theoretical and practical knowledge even at his fairly young age. Ahmed played with a number of renowned groups and musicians in Amman and Beirut such as Jafra and Shahadeen Ya Baladna. He is a graduate of civil engineering from the University of Jordan. Nasser Salameh, Percussion.

Nasser is an excellent self-taught musician, specializing in Middle Eastern and World percussion with a noticeable talent that has led him to participate in many festivals in Europe and the Middle East. He was awarded the first prize for best musician in the pan-Jordanian Universities’ competition in 1999 and 2000. He performed with many groups and musical outfits, such as Rum Tareq Al Nasser, Nawazen and Karloma. He also worked as a percussion teacher at the National Conservatory of Music in Palestine.

Nabih Boulus, Violin Nabih will let his bow do the talking, but for those who care about such things, he received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, his Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory, and his Masters degree in Violin Performance from Temple University. He is also the concertmaster of the Amman Symphony Orchestra, and an active soloist and recitalist in Jordan and abroad. He is the most recent addition to the band's line-up, and this is one of his first non-classical ventures with a group of musicians. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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