With a spectacular view out across the rooftops of Düsseldorf, on Sunday the RhineBuzz Christmas Party kicked off the Festive Season in fine form. Undeterred by the morning’s snowfall, we gathered in the cozy atmosphere of Me and All Hotel’s 11th Floor lounge, to enjoy a great view and the company of good friends.
Party goers were treated to a performance by one of Düsseldorf’s newest, and surely most international bands – the Kabawil Family Band. With members from Germany, Syria, Turkey and Australia/Ghana/Philippines, the band is a unique fusion of jazz and world music with an electro beat. Performing all original music, the band features the full spectrum of experience ranging from Thomas Klein, a long time member of the internationally renowned band, Kreidler, on guitar and drums, through to Teya Quarmyne, their 17 year old, soulful lead singer with a big voice. The band also features Syrian musician, Ziad Ali, whose solo pieces on the saz were a highlight of the evening. If you missed seeing the band play or would like to see them again, keep an eye out on the RhineBuzz Gig Guide for information on upcoming gigs.
A huge thank you to the wonderful staff at Me and All Hotels for going out of their way to create a lovely atmosphere for this event and for welcoming us so warmly. And thank you to everyone who attended. This was one of our largest gatherings for the year and it was such a pleasure to spend an evening with old friends and new!