Naïssam Jalal


The young composer and flautist lady Naïssam Jalal is born in France, with her parents from Syria having settled here. She studied her instrument before getting into improvisation and integrating the nay and her Syrian origins into her musical creativity. She has been called “the lady flute on the groove” here in France, and has now recorded her second album and is performing her music with her cosmopolitan quintet Rhythms of Resistance. Here is a comment concerning her creative work: “My music is the reflection of a crazy world, full of extreme violence and of an immense beauty”.


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Label: Les Couleurs du Son
Distribution in France: L'Autre Distribution
Release date: November 10, 2016

Born in Paris of Syrian parents, Naïssam Jalal discovers improvisation, after studying tranverse flute at the conservatory. Looking for her origins, she goes to Syria at 19. She studies nay at the Great Music Institute in Damas. Back in France in 2006, she plays with the rapper Rayess Bek and the oud player Hazem Shahine. In 2009, she releases the record “Aux résistances” (To resistances) with the duo Noun Na, and goes on tour in France, Japan, Syria, Tunisia… She collaborates with Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Tony Allen, Hamid Drake, Fatoumata Diawara, Abdoulaye Traore and many more.
Nicknamed “the lady flute on the groove” by Rémy Kolpa Kopoul, she now impresses with her leader career, on tour with her own ensemble, the cosmopolitan quintet Rhythms of Resistance.

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