Three languages, three instruments, three artists. One unified musical identity. These three international musicians joined their talents while living by the Mediterranean sea in Valencia, Spain.
Nesrine Belmokh, a French-Algerian singer/ cellist, Matthieu Saglio, a French contemporary cellist and David Gadea, a Spanish well rounded percussionist personify the essence of NES. Through a process of self discovery and exploration of their roots and identity, their sound has been shaped by the richness and background of their lives and musical experiences, ranging from jazz to classical, soul and Arabic traditional music. Their songs in english, arabic and french, are full of grace and emotion and nurtured by the magic chemistry that emerges from their creative minds. The album, named after one of the songs, Ahlam, means 'dream' in Arabic. “There is no beauty without a concept of goodness” (translated excerpt from the song’s chorus). NES’s music and unique personalities have captivated audiences around the world at relevant stages such as the Festival des Suds in Arles, le Printemps des Suds in Vence, the Usina del Arte in Buenos Aires, Sibiu Jazz Festival in Romania, and Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, among others. In September 2018 they will premiere their first album 'Ahlam' at the Berlin Philharmonic in Germany. Their upcoming European tour will include performances in France, Spain and the Netherlands. 'Ahlam' - ACT available on August 31st 2018