The music from the worldethno formation Blue Planet, is music without frontiers influenced by different cultures of the World.
HAKIM LUDIN PERCUSSION
The percussionist Hakim Ludin from Afghanistan, is most known in europe for his performances at percussion festivals and percussion seminars and for working together with international musicians, such as Luis Conte, Alex Acuna, Glen Velez and Terry Bozzio. While playing his percussion instruments, he combines different music worlds in his own very special way. His instruments take the listener far away into countries like India, Afghanistan, Africa, Brazil and Cuba. Hakim Ludin is able to transform his fascinating rhythms into a unity that enables the audience to see single pictures and even complete landscapes. For the performance of Blue Planet, he created special rhythms and sounds that combines the melodic instruments.
LENNY MAC DOWELL FLUTES, KEYBOARDS
The second musician from Germany, is the flute player Lenny Mac Dowell. As the European, he brings the western culture into the music. In contrary to his classical education, he now moves in the area of Jazz, Rock and Asian influenced music. Up to 15 CD releases together with musicians fromm all over Europe, have accompanied his career. His flute sounds are meditational and with rhythm. He is able to make moods and musical moments happen, through playing masterly different flutes, like the bamboo flute, the Turkish Ney, Sur-Ney and various concert flutes. Lenny Mac Dowell takes all these different instruments and unites them by using a special designed electronic equipement.
DHAFER YOUSSEF – OUD, VOCALS
Last, but definitely not least Dhafer Youssef. The Oud player and vocalist comes from Tunesia and his music roots lie deepl yin the North African-Arabian world. Many European musicians invite Dhafer for productions and live-performances, because of his astonishing way of interpretation and performance. There is no end to his abilities in performing with the Oud, the Arabian lute. With his supple and soft voice, he accompanies the instruments and tells stories of the Arabian world.
This productions shows, that music is a universal language, spoken and understood by everyone everywhere.
Hakim Ludin: Percussion Afghanistan
Lenny Mac Dowell: Flutes – Germany
Dhafer Youssef: Oud, Vocals – Tunesia