Basel Rajoub is a saxophonist and composer-improviser whose inspirations include traditional Middle Eastern rhythms and melodies as well as jazz. Born in Aleppo, Syria, Basel graduated from the Damascus High Institute of Music and has been active in performing ensembles that bring together music and musicians from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Europe. A winner of Radio Monte Carlo’s Moyen-Orient Music Award, Basel Rajoub divides his time between performing, teaching, composing, and recording.
|Name||Performance Year With AKMI|
|Contemporary music from the ends of the Silk Route||2016, 2017|
|Basel Rajoub & Soriana Project||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|New sounds from Arab lands||2012|
|Sound: The Encounter||2013|
|Aga Khan Ensemble||2017|
|AKMI master musicians, Kronos Quartet and Bassekou Kouyaté||2018|