Musik & Theater

NAI, Fotocredit: Arab Austrian Women’s Organization

The Magic of the East
Songs from Syria with the NAI Oriental Orchestra and Guests/ Arab Austrian Women

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The multicultural NAI Oriental Orchestra was founded three years ago in Vienna. The NAI is composed of refugees from Syria and other Arab states together with their Austro-European friends. On this occasion, the Orchestra has been strengthened by some powerful, top-class voices and other first-rate musicians. Palestinian jazz singer and flautist Nai Barghouti, fellow songstress and Vienna resident Basma Jabr, and Syrian singer Abo Gabi all appear under the artistic direction of Orwa El Shoufi. Abo Gabi has released a number of albums, and in 2015 his journalistic work was recognised with the ”Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press”.

Songs from Syria



  • Orchestra: NAI Oriental Orchestra
  • Vocals: Nai Barghouti
  • Vocals: Basma Jabr
  • Vocals: Abo Gabi
  • Artistic Director: Orwa El Shoufi