Haysa 2 @ the Cultural Foundation
Adonis and Ens O Jam - two bands known for their successful fusion-style music, combine to bring a unique line up to the Cultural Foundation.
Adonis is a Lebanese band established in 2011. They have since performed at major venues and independent festivals across the Arab world (such as the Jounieh International Festival, Beirut Holidays Festival, Amman’s BAB Festival and Dubai’s Step Music Festival), releasing four studio albums and writing music for Netflix, Pepsi, Lipton, Brazil’s Globo TV and the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism.
Produced by Jean-Marie Riachi, the band’s third album, Nour (2017), cemented Adonis as one of the leading Arabic independent music acts. The band achieved its first mainstream success through the album’s lead single Eza Shi Nhar. In July 2019, Adonis launched its fourth album 12 Sa3a at the Jounieh International Festival.
Ens O Jam
Ens O Jam is a Palestinian band founded in 2016, choosing to name itself based on the way its melodic and musical phrase is created. Ens is the human source of music and the people who create it, while Jam is the state of mind or the feeling one feels after experiencing music, a state that differs from one person to another, left for each person to experience separately.
The idea of creating music together came from the musical harmony of the band members. Despite belonging to different musical schools - jazz, blues, oriental and classical music, they have managed to create music free from the boundaries of any one genre and infused with the artistic personality of each musician.