DEC 2 / 8:00 PM





Asil Ensemble was established in 2003. The goal is to perform new contemporary Arabic music on the principle of internal development, i.e, To bring up new Araic music on the basis of the classical Arabic music. This approach is now necessary as a great deal of  work in Arabic music had, for more than 100 years, had experienced only one way of development, which was based on sources of development by importing other musical systems and traditions.

Asil Ensemble has produced several albums, The First is “Ruba’eyyat ElKhayyam”, 2008, and and the second was “Asil”, 2009. Asil Ensemble performed many concerts and participated in many festivals around the world such as Fes Festival for Sufi Culture in 2010, Mugam Festival, Baku in 2009 and Pole Cli festival in Bern, 2009.


  • Mustafa Said, born in Cairo, 1983.
  • Musician and musicologist.
  • Oud virtuoso and singer.
  • Founder of Asil Ensemble for Arab classical contemporary music in 2003.
  • Director of Arab Music Archiving and Research (AMAR), Lebanon, since 2010.
  • Prepares and makes “Rawdat al Balabel”, a podcast specialized in Arabic music, for AMAR & SharjaِArt Foundation.
  • Taught at the High Institute of Music, Antonine University, Lebanon since 2006.
  • Taught at the Arab Oud House (Bait El-Oud Al-Arabi), Cairo since 2004.
  • Produced several albums, as well as publishing music online.
  • Wrote several works for theatre, documentaries.
  • Participated in several confences, workshops and festivals.
  • Solo performer and with ensembles, given concerts in major venues around the world.


ا: عشّاق:

١: تصنيف عشّاق

٢: توشيح فلو كان لي قلبان٫ شعر عبد الله بن العبّاس.

٣: كلّ مَن لاقيت، جماعي عشّاق، مجهول الناظم.


ب: وصلة في الدوكاه من رباعيّات الخيّام، شعر عمر الخيّام، تعريب أحمد الصافي النجفي:

1: لا سماعي ولا بيّاتي

٢: دارج حين جود الإله

٣:ارتجال دارج، إنّ ظبياً

٤:، تقسيم قانون

٥: ارتجال مُرسل، من تحرّى حقيقة الدهر

٦: تقسيم ناي

٧: ارتجال يا لِهذا القلب

٨: أعرج بيّاتي

٩: ارتجال على الواحدة، كم في المدارس

١٠: تقسيم ليالي على الواحدة (بمب) عود وصوت وكمان

١١: لحن نفسي الفداء، دور سريع.


ج: أوج

١: لحن كانت لقلبي، شعر أبو منصور الحلّاج

٢: فرحة الميلاد، ختام جماعي.

ملحوظة، سائر الألحان وضع مصطفى سعيد.