When it comes to traditional Arab music, few artists have managed to make their way to the forefront the way The Trio Joubran has: with just an instrument in play.
With a career spanning over fifteen years, the Palestinian oud band has managed to pull the instrument away from its background role, positioning it as the star of every performance.
Their embrace of the traditional should come as no surprise however, considering the band’s musical roots. Comprised of three brothers, Samir, Wissam, and Adnan Joubran, the trio’s family heritage certainly plays a role, with a mother who sang Muwashahat, and Hatem Mbadda Joubran, a renowned stringed-instrument musician as their father.
Since 2004, the trio have made their way to play New York’s Carnegie Hall, and London’s Barbican. As of 2019, they’re still going strong, having finally released their sixth studio album, The Long March.
To accompany the hotly-anticipated release, the Joubrans dropped a hauntingly beautiful video for their song The Hanging Moon. Directed by Lucien Beucher and Jean Lanteri, the video takes its audience to the desert region of Bardenas Reales in Spain, where dancer Reemcat, puts on a stunning performance to the band’s traditional sound.