On the Move with Neighbors and Moisés feat. Mihael

26 May 2017 Rotterdam, NL Free


Time : 19.00
Venue : BAR
Address : Schiekade 201
Zip : 3013 BR

After several events in the legendary Attic of the Roaring 71b, we believed it was time for something new.
Combining the ART71 style with the electric and eclectic atmosphere created by BAR, we decided to challenge our audience with a brand new event.

The evening will be hosted at BAR, located in the “in and hip” part of Schiekade, Centraal Station Kwartier.


An encountering between the music of West and East that aims to create better “neighborly” relationship through the sharing and the acknowledgment of our human and cultural values.

Simone Bottasso – diatonic accordion
Reza Mirjalali – taar , oud

Simone Bottasso began playing the diatonic accordion at the age of 8, studying the occitan and italian traditional music. He graduated in 2012 in classical flute and in 2013 in Jazz at the Conservatorio G.Verdi di Torino and in 2013 he moved to Rotterdam to study jazz, contemporary and electronic composition with Paul Van Brugge and René Uijlenhoet at CODARTS.
As a musician he works with many projects (Duo Bottasso, Abnoba, Samurai, Folk Messengers, Stygiens) with whom he has played in jazz, classical and world music festivals. Simone Bottasso has been extensively touring with his projects in the last year, in festivals and locations such as Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Festival Internacional de Musica de Altura (Peru), European Jazz Expo (Italy), Folkest, the Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France), Festival de Cournouaille of Quimper (France), Trad It Festival (Netherlands), Sidmouth Folk Festival (England).

Reza Mirjalali was born in Tehran (Iran) in 1989 and started playing Taar at the age of 12 . He started with playing with his father (Shahram Mirjalali) and touring at 17, while collaborating with several bands and musicians. He won competitions in Iran in improvisation and solo categories.
His goal is to build a bridge between East and West Culture through music and for this reason he moved to Netherlands in 2013, where he works with several ensembles (persian traditional music, ottoman music, jazz, pop) and with the duo with his father. He is currently studying at Codarts Conservatorium.

Moisés Toscano Fuentes

Born in 1986 (Huelva, Spain) he began his musical pursuit at the age of 8 in the conservatory of Huelva with Prudencio García and he got his degree in Sevilla. He has been a member of the West Eastern Divan Orchestra (WEDO) conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, and has performed as soloist on stages such as Royal Albert Hall of London, Victoria Hall of Geneva, Olympic Stadium of Berlin.
In 2014 he moved to Rotterdam to study with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia in Codarts. One year later he moved to India with him to live at the Vrindaban Gurukul in Bhubaneswar to learn Bansuri and Indian Classical Music.
Nowadays he is living between India, The Netherlands and Spain and he is playing in several formations around all Europe

Mihael Hrustelj

Mihael Hrustelj, Slovenian guitar player, arranger and composer, started his music career with metal and rock cover bands ana lately continued with playing in big bands, jazz rock fusion groups. He also got into classical music as a classical guitar player and started to explore the power of pure sound of the classical guitar which became his greatest love.
Composing was always a part of his routine, therefore making a band to play the music that he made was an absolute dream. And in year 2012 his own Mihael Hrustelj Trio was formed since then they toured in several European countries and attended various festivals.
His main influence from the beginning was rock music especially rock bands from former Yugoslavia but the repertoire of influences is still growing, that is why in his playing we can find traces of all kinds of music, from classical, reggae, pop, funk, rock, Indian classical music with the main core in Balkan traditional music.
His big focus in studying was always playing odd meter measures and how, to develop a solo or a melody in that particular rhythmical frame using different styles of playing along with how to develop a good sound.
Currently he is living and working in Rotterdam in the Netherlands where he also has based his trio and his own music school.


Schiekade 201
3013 BR Rotterdam

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