Jiraan is a music group that takes dialogue as a central theme, and seeks meeting points between the musicians and the different musical traditions they represent. And that’s how a very diverse group of Syrian, Turkish, Bulgarian, Iraqi and Belgian musicians find common ground, although they sometimes do not speak a common language.
Sirto is an instrumental form of music played in the Turkish, Greek and Arabic musical traditions and closely related to a folk dance in which the dancers join hands to form a chain or circle, led by a leader who occasionally breaks away to make improvised steps.
This dance is comparable to Hora in Balkam music and Dabke in Arab folk from Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. The project aim to expose the roots of this dance music and enter into a dialogue through improvisation, supported by a jazz sound.