Contemporary Music from the Orient
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Date: 29 January 2014Time: 7:00 PM
Finishes: 29 January 2014Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Concert
Series: SOAS Concert Series
Soriana translates into ‘Our Syria’. This adventurous program brings together eminent performer-composer-improvisers from Syria and the Western World who create contemporary music inspired by the rich cultural heritage of the Orient. Led by Syrian saxophonist & composer Basel Rajoub, they exemplify the talent, achievement, and breadth of a rising generation of cosmopolitan Arab musicians. Part-composed, part-improvised, the programme combines the myriad melodic modes and microtonal subtleties of Arabic music with contemporary music, creating a sublime mix of spontaneity and control rooted in a thousand-year-old tradition of improvisation.
Presented in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
- Basel Rajoub, saxophones, duclar, artistic direction
- Andrea Piccioni, percussion
- Maya Youssef, qanun
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