When in Rome | Wedding, history and music

A great addition to my trip to Rome was a gig at a lovely record store in Pigneto area: Blutopia. I performed with Mike Cooper and Luca Venitucci a set of improvised tracks inspired from my new album (to be released very very soon). :)

on my way to Pigneto

On my way to Pigneto

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Railway on my way to Pigneto

Blutopia: where i performed

Blutopia record store

Luca Venitucci, accordion solo

Luca Venitucci, accordion solo

Mike Cooper solo

Mike Cooper solo

...and post-gig happiness

…and post-gig happiness

And here’s a glimpse of what I saw, felt and experienced in Rome and Civita de Bagnoregio.

Contemporary art at the Macro

Contemporary art at the Macro

Contemporary art at the Macro

Contemporary art at the Macro

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Saint Cecilia, patroness of musicians

Saint Cecilia, patroness of musicians

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Waltzing at the Macro

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Up and away

Up and away

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8 bits

<3

<3

St Peter Basilica

St Peter Basilica

St Peter Basilica

St Peter Basilica

St Peter Basilica: Santa Veronika

St Peter Basilica: Santa Veronica

Bacon's interpretation of Velasquez' Innocenti's portrait

Bacon’s interpretation of Velasquez’ portrait of pope Innocenti (great sentence structure)

Breathtaking school of athens

Breathtaking School of Athens

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Stop or die

Stop or die

Mimi and zouzou

Mimi and zouzou

Mimi

Mimi

Best thing in rome

Best thing in R ome

Alive

Saint Ignazio basilica: alive

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Saint Ignazio basilica: pipe organ

Flower girl and wedding singer before becoming flower girl and wedding singer

Flower girl and wedding singer before becoming flower girl and wedding singer

Orvieto

Orvieto

Orvieto

Orvieto

Orvieto

Orvieto

Lago di bolsena

Lago di bolsena

Guarding the bathroom door

Guarding the bathroom door

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Amira and art

Amira and art

"Haunted" follows me everywhere

“Haunted” follows me everywhere

 

Cat

Cat

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Slip on جلجلة

 

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Civita de Bagnoregio and Sarah with my back pack

Civita de Bagnoregio and Sarah with my back pack

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri and a tourist with a camera

Street art

Street art

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Gladiators

Gladiators

Feet and street

Feet and street

Making friends in Italy is easy

Making friends in Italy is easy

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نسمة هوى | an impromptu track

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https://soundcloud.com/youmna-saba/nasmet-hawa

that breeze awakened something

نسمة هوى خفيفة
من سنين بعيدة
نسمة هوى غريبة
رنّت

“nasmet hawa”, written, performed and home recorded by Youmna Saba
May 25th, 2014

 

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Back to Korea | in print

Back to Korea | in print

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Having fun | Jam session

On May 3rd, at Onomatopoeia, Jo Elias and I had an informal jam session where we performed classic arabic songs, in a lovely setup and surrounded by amazing people. Here are some of the pics of that heartwarming evening.

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Sometimes, (just sometimes), I design | Album cover

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So here it is, my latest design work. The cover for Kyungso Park’s new album “Be My Neighbor“. 
https://kyungsopark.bandcamp.com/album/be-my-neighbor

Kyungso Park is a South Korean gayageum player, and a great friend. You can check out her work here
http://kyungsopark.com/ 

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FEBA performs Aquarium 3 in 25 min, April 20th, 2014 | Some photos

Here are some pics from my gig with Fadi Tabbal, as FEBA, performing “Aquarium 3 in 25 min”.

Onomatopoeia, the Music Hub
April 20th, 2014

Photos by Joe Elias

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FEBA performs aquarium 3 in 25 minutes | a gig by Fadi Tabbal and Youmna Saba

FEBA performs aquarium 3 in 25 minutes | a gig by Fadi Tabbal and Youmna Saba

This is happening this coming Sunday, April 20th, at Onomatopoeia the Music Hub.
YAY!
Poster by Joe Elias

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