Voices of Dubai: NOON

Meet the global citizens of Dubai’s subcultures

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority

NOON Band members (2019) by NOONDubai Culture & Arts Authority

NOON

Transcending convention and borders, NOON is an instrumental trio of the most improvisatory kind. Just like the old ‘East meets West’ idiom, NOON is a crossroads of “experimental Oriental”, and set to bring their original sound to the world, where it so perfectly belongs.

NOON preforming POLYRHYTHMIC JAZZ-ROCK meets ORIENTAL MUSIC (2019) by NOONDubai Culture & Arts Authority

MEET THE BAND
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Firstly, can you please introduce yourselves? 

NOON performance (2019) by NOONDubai Culture & Arts Authority

MUSICAL MEMORIES
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Is there a musical memory from childhood, which has stuck with you throughout life? A lasting vivid imprint? 

Mohamed Hosny playing the Oud (2019) by NOONDubai Culture & Arts Authority

AN OUD DAY
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Hosny, you play the oud, a traditional Middle Eastern guitar. So often in history, many cultural instruments end up being forgotten or labelled “too traditional”, “not cool enough”. How does it make you feel bringing a new sound to this instrument? 

NOON at Jesuit Cultural Center (2019) by NOONDubai Culture & Arts Authority

RHYTHMIC INFLUENCES
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Culturally, the band is covering some ground with Indian, Egyptian & English roots, how diverse OR similar were your musical upbringings?

NOON performing on stage in Dubai. (2019) by NOONDubai Culture & Arts Authority

ORIENTAL SOUND JOURNEY
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Your sound at the moment is a hypnotic mix of “experimental Oriental”, has it always been like that? Tell us more about how NOON’s sound has evolved... 

NOON in Jesuit Cultural Center (2019) by NOONDubai Culture & Arts Authority

DUBAI’S PART TO PLAY
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What role has Dubai played in the formation of NOON? 

NOON preforming at Dubai Design District (2019) by NOONDubai Culture & Arts Authority

COLLABORATE TO CO-CREATE
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Collaboration is key. Have you guys done any memorable ones? 

Band members of NOON (2019) by NOONDubai Culture & Arts Authority

MUSIC IS THE ANSWER
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Right now, the world needs music more than anything...  Do you have any words for all the music lovers, upcoming artists & musicians out there? 

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