Bridge was launched by Al Urmawi center for Mashreq music, Orchestrated and arranged by Khaled Jubran.
Bridge is a unique music production that brings together 14 different instruments, among which are antique Egyptian traditional instruments, such as Rebab, Kawal, and Arghoul, combined with classical Arab instruments such as Oud, Qanoun Buzuq and percussion. In addition, Western instruments such as Viola Cello Accordeon and Bass were interpolated.
The CD consists of well-known tunes carefully selected from different Middle Eastern traditions, such as Egyptian, Syrian, Iraqi and Lebanese. An old tune by Giovanni B. Pergolesi was specially arranged and orchestrated in order to fit the above-described ensemble.
The unique mixture of instruments form an innovative orchestration: the antique instruments playing vivid almost wild leading lines, combined with neat contrapuntal supporting lines - all bridged with the classical Oud and Buzuq instruments, played by Khaled Jubran.
Khaled Jubran was born in Galilee in 1961.After studying and teaching at Jerusalem\'s Rubin Academy, in 1994 he founded and headed the Arabic music department of the Palestinian National Conservatory of Music in Ramallah as well as being a member of its Oriental Music Ensemble. In 2000, he founded the Urmawi Centre for Mashriq Music, named after the Abbassid musician. An independent institution, the centre brings together Palestinian musicians, teachers and students, preserving existing or potential practitioners\' knowledge of the musical heritage, producing contemporary music and putting on performances throughout the country.
He is a master player of Oud and Buzuq, a music theorist and a prominent educator.