The musical group "BackStrings" was formed in 2004 by five musicians
who shared an enormous passion for music. The name of
the group is derived from the first letter of the name of each
strings instrument used by the band's members.
Thus, all these
instruments (Bass, Aoud (Lute), Cello, and Kanoun), which constitute
the core of the group, are represented by only one word, BACKStrings.
(The name also suggests the “Retro” aspect of the music genre played in some pieces, which are
rearranged versions of old melodies.)
As the group evolved, new musicians joined the BACKStrings
adding more variety and possibilities for creative compositions.
The particularity of the BACKstrings is that it is one of a very few groups in
North-America that performs traditional middle-eastern style with
new “groovy” arrangements while the original composition is preserved.
Each talented member of the BACKstrings possesses a considerable music
background that introduces exciting new and original compositions with special
arrangements to the large repertoire of the band.
Read on to find out more about each musician.