Bilal Irshed’s Trio consists of Bilal Irshed on oud, Rasmus Møldrup on double bass and Yohan Ramon on percussion. The Trio is a tribute to the sound of the oud, whose warm and meditative sound serves to capture the history and beauty of the Orient world. However, by combining this sound with a Cuban percussion and the double bass from the Scandinavian jazz tradition, the oud is placed in a new and contemporary context. The Trio was created by Bilal in 2011 and has since been very successful, receiving great acclaim for their live performances. Their music is largely inspired by the Arabic and Turkish music repertoires but is additionally interspersed with elements from the world music scene.