Rizan Said
Rizan Said
Rizan Said
Rizan Said
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Rizan Said

Electronic, Syria
Booker: Marijn Westerlaken
+31 (0)6-42633573 - marijn@blipagency.com
Territory: Europe
Rizan Said is a composer, musician and producer, responsible for hundreds of Syrian recording industry productions as well as compositions and themes for television and cinema. His first solo album, “The King of Keyboard (Annihaya Records, 2015) continues to receive critical acclaim internationally. Rizan’s recent solo performances have brought the original dabke dance sounds of Syria to European festivals and concerts, and kept people partying until sunrise. In late 2019 his second solo album will be released on Akuphone Records.

Rizan originally hails from the town of Ras Al Ain, in northeastern Syria, in the region known as the Jazeera. He currently lives between Ras Al Ain and Sweden. 

Rizan was a musical prodigy from a young age – a gifted player of percussion and reed instruments before a wealth of synthesizers began flooding Syria in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Steadfast on the Syrian cassette album circuit at the time, Rizan was already sending his signals out from the Jazeera frontier, thanks to a partnership with local Syrian producer Zuhir Maksi. 

As a composer in Syria, Rizan’s songs include: Bas Asma Mni (by Sarya Al Suwas), Nadran Aalaya (by Asi El Hellani). As composer & producer for Syrian television, Rizan’s work includes music for the TV drama Al Hosrom Al Shami. 

One of the artists he played, toured and recorded with is Omar Souleyman. 

Tour highlights included: Le Guess Who, Beaches Brew, Down the Rabbit Hole, Iceland Airwaves, Amsterdam Dance Event, Dour, Roots&Hybrid, Open Source, Best Kept Secret 

(all photos ©Ana Viotti ) 

Booking Info

Booker

Marijn Westerlaken
+31 (0)6-42633573
marijn@blipagency.com

Territory

Europe

Presskit

HISTORY

2019

STUK
Melkweg / Yallah Yallah
Imminente Festival
Leffingeleuren
Misty Fields
Heusden
Off The Radar
Hamburg (DE)
Festival Fisel
Rostrenen (FR)
Zomerparkfeest
Venlo
Open Source Festival
Düsseldorf
Petit Bain
Paris
YAAM
Berlin
Copacobana Festival
Sint-Amandsberg
Vira Pop
Braga (PT)
Oerol
Terschelling (NL)
Friche la Belle de Mai
Marseille (FR)
Paard van Troje
Den Haag (NL)
Best Kept Secret
Hilvarenbeek
L' Autre Canal
Nancy
SPOT Festival
Aarhus
Life I Live Festival
Den Haag
Albani Music Club
Winterthur
Perola Negra
Porto
Musicbox
Lisboa (PT)

2018

Rote Fabrik
Zürich
Le Guess Who?
Utrecht
Iceland Airwaves
Reykjavik (ISL)
ADE - Paradiso
Amsterdam (NL)
Gnration
Braga (PT)
Embassy Festival
Den Haag
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht
Micro Fest
Liege (BE)
Gardens of babylon
San Gimignano
Sommarscen
Malmo (SE)
Amsterdam Roots
Amsterdam
Down The Rabbit Hole
Ewijk
Houtfestival
Haarlem
Dobia Lab
Staranzano
Beaches Brew
Marina di Ravenna
OOAM festival
Baden (CH)
Fresh Festival
Lugano (CH)

2017

ADE - Paradiso
Amsterdam (NL)