The Sweetest Sounds: Noaa and Yousif

by Deborah Frieze May 3, 2015


What gift we received last night! Two young musicians, Noaa Rienecker and Yousif Yaseen, treated us to an extraordinary musical journey. Yousif, a guitarist, Oud player, composer and vocalist from Kuwait, opened the evening with occasional accompaniment from a friend on the sax, alternating songs in English and Arabic. He was followed by Noaa, a guitarist, singer and composer (and Old Oak Dojo movement instructor) from the Bay Area. Noaa brought along a cadre of friends–bass, sax, trumpet and another vocalist–to accompany him on classic covers and innovative compositions.

The Dojo was packed to the hilt to see these two Berkelee students play. We are so grateful to Noaa and Yousif for sharing their talents with us.