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Nizar Tabcharani and the BACKSTRINGS

Nizar Tabcharani

Studied music at The National Conservatory of Music of Lebanon. In Canada Nizar obtained a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Minor in Music from Concordia University. Nizar is extensively experienced in performing on the Kanoun with many Arabic folkloric troupes, which toured extensively throughout Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries. He participated in the prestigious: Conservatoire du Liban ensemble, consisting of seventy of Lebanon’s finest musicians. The group was invited by Radio Stuttgart, in Germany where Lebanon was represented among thirty other countries. In addition, Nizar took part in numerous tours organized by folkloric cultural companies, sponsored by The Ministry of Tourism of Lebanon. Nizar has played in several national tour circuits taking him to: Gulf countries, as well as several African and American continent concert dates. In one of these: The International Exposition of Poitiers in 1997, Mr.Tabcharani was acting musical director of the company throughout the tour to France. The busy ensemble played packed houses alongside a host of famous singers and artists in an exhaustive visit of more than 30 countries.

In 2001 Nizar Tabcharani performed in the 22nd edition of the ever popular Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. He was seen and heard on his kanoun on Télé Québec on January 23, 2001 and played for a Middle Eastern exposition at the Musée d'Art National of Quebec City. The years 2002 and 2003 brought Nizar to spotlights on Canadian stages at : Le Festival du Monde Arabe where he played with Christine Atallah and the Bassalindos, The Lebanese Festival, Les Francofolies, Winiarziana, Montreal, and the Lebanorama Festival in Ottawa, where he is a frequent guest.

In 2005 Nizar Tabcharani and the BACKStrings enchanted Montreal in several concerts, Festival des Musiques et Du Monde, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Concerti sous la pergola, Xtreme Music Group just to name a few.

Nizar Tabcharani is a Canadian citizen and plays often in Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec best venues featuring Oriental Jazzy music. He is also a member of the band Aghanina, in which he arrange and compose music for the choir of 24 singers. He is usually present at every edition of the Festival du Monde Arabe to much critical acclaim. He composes his own music and recently recorded and produced his new album called: Bayati Ana of his own compositions and arrangements to be released in June 2010. He aims to bring the beautiful sounds of his kanoun and its Middle Eastern melodies to audiences everywhere.