On the edge of the ocean" or the place where two worlds meet: the musical encounter of Orient and Occident. Four young musicians found each other in the quarter “Jungbusch” in Mannheim, an intercultural hot spot in a typical working-class town. Around the Oriental Academy of Music in the center of the quarter the developed their mutual musical vision – a new expression of sound, communication and art of music.

The result is a special form of Oriental Jazz which is influenced by chamber music and folklore – tender and powerful, longingly and dreamy.



Salah Eddin Maraqa – Kanun
Johannes Stange – Trompete,
Flügelhorn Stefan Baumann – Saxophon,
Bassklarinette Joss Turnbull – Percussion, Electroni


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