Since the last digital release “Best of Oriental Mood” (2018) at Gateway - LBKhaled & Oriental Mood is now facing a new profile, as a quartet; playing arab/african/andalucian music with LBKhaleds compositions as a trademark.
Oriental Mood is a never ending story. Now they enter a new phase of its life. Since 1992 it has been music with roots in Arabian/Turkish music - now they found their own way.
Arabic and Gypsy music from Andalucia was - and is characterized by improvisation - the ability to convey mood at the moment. The music is scented with spontaneous whims, and many solos on both Qanun, Trumpet, Indian tabla and flamenco guitar.
A spiritual inspiration aimed at creating a bridge between Western and Eastern cultures - to present the best of the Arab maqam to the most funky and Middle Eastern beats.
Poul J Knudsen is one of the leading performers of Flamenco
Guitar in Denmark.
Mirwais Fedai has an Afghan background but grew up in Denmark and is today one of the best tabla players in Scandinavia.
Lars Bo "Khaled" Kujahn is the bandleader, plays Kanun, Arabic percussion. and played his first concert in 1975 ... and then more than 1,001 ..
Ole Reimer is a trumpeter with a special in the Balkans / Klezmer - and plays with "Klesmofobia" and "Asun".
From the start of Oriental Mood in 1992 they won the contest of best Worldmusic Artist in Denmark - which gave them the honour of recording thir first release "Travels" in 1994. Since then its been 9 releases - and cooprations with singesr like Fatma Zidan, Asma Mnour - and the
pop duo "Infernal". Latest they released the best of "Oriental Mood 1993-2018" with no less than 31 tracks from their 9 albums.
"Best of Oriental Mood 1993-2018"
A selection of the best songs from our 9 releases since 1993 - 31 tracks with
Asma Mnour, Fatma Zidan etc.
"Oriental Timing" - 2017
Arabic and Gypsy music from Andalucia was - and is characterized by improvisation - the ability to convey mood at the moment.
"Manzar Gamiil" - 2013
The ultimate test for the composer
Lars Bo "Khaled" Kujahn : Arranged by the Egyptian composer Mdasser
"Muktalef" - 2007
The 2. award winning release in joint venture with the Egyptian singer
Fatma Zidan : Best world Track 2008 : "Yoma"
"Oriental Cut" - 2003
The song and dance performance touring Libanon, Syria, Egypt, Germany and Denmark 2004
"Visits" - 2000
The awqrd winning release : Best Worldmusic release in Denmark 2001 - with the now famous Moroccan singer Asma Mnour
Travels was the first release from Oriental Mood. It was a result of the 1. price of a world music live competetion in Denmark 1992 - a free studio recording by Niels Ekner in Aabenrå studios. Released by Caravan Records
was supported by the Danish Arts Council - and recorded in the famous
Easy Sound Studio nov 1995.
Released by Oriental Recordings.
Was the first release with a foreign
label : "Unite One Rec."
Guest artist : Naze Botan from Kurdistan.
Released by Unitedone.com