About Sur Quartet

Sur, besides referring to the South in Spanish, has many different meanings: it is the color red in Pashto, "sister" in the Friulian language, a "feast" in Persian, an Afghan tribe and an Indian empire, and a ritual in Tibetan buddhism. But it is also "melody" in Sanskrit and the name of the fundamental tone: the purest note, the one most in tune with the root. 

Sur Quartet is a Belgian band, consisting of four dedicated musicians with different musical backgrounds. Their openness towards music from other cultures and their drive to create exciting new versions of existing songs and traditionals, make the perfect breeding grounds for their new musical adventure: Sur Quartet.

Truly committed, they share their knowledge, interests, skills and so much more, making this project a constantly inspiring challenge, with the voice as the heart of the group sound.

The result is a mixture of Traditional Music, Flamenco, Indian sounds, African, Arabic, Latin music… in which invoking melodies, intoxicating grooves and intense harmonies produce a personal sound, revealing the band members’ musical sensitivities.

Joining the colours of the classical guitar, the Indian Bansuri flutes, melodies and lyrics from many languages and percussion sounds from many cultures, Sur Quartet creates a unique blend of music in which all meanings of "Sur" may be connected.

The whole project is connected in a fluent, natural way by the Belgian-Iraqi singer, Suheir.


Karel Van Deun: guitar
Egon Loosveldt: percussion
Erwin Van Gorp: Bansuri and flutes
Suheir: vocals

Info and booking

Erwin Van Gorp
Lotelingenstraat 22
2300 Turnhout