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Department of Music

SOAS Concert Series

Welcome to the SOAS Concert Series!

With an ever growing popularity and profile, our Concert Series has established itself as as the place to go for some of the most interesting and varied multicultural music in London today, with consistent high quality and a great concert atmosphere guaranteed. And it's all for free too!

Concerts are free and open to all.
Our season runs from October to May every year, and features 12 concerts. 
See below for the brand new programme for the 2014/15 season!

General Info:

All concerts start at 7pm. 

Free admission to all concerts - No Booking Required

Venue capacity is limited and we operate a first come first served system. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Programme subject to change.

Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Enquiries:

tel: 020 7898 4500
e-mail: musicevents@soas.ac.uk

The SOAS Concert Series is run by the Department of Music at SOAS.

Why not study for a degree in the largest European centre for world music studies? We run BA, MMus and PhD degree programmes; all focus on world music. Our courses offer great flexibility. Students can specialise in particular music traditions or engage with many different musics and receive high-level training in performance. In the BA, Music can be combined with language studies, Development Studies, Anthropology and many other academic disciplines, while PhD projects can be practice-led, fieldwork-based, or theoretical.

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Delicate & sensuous vocals from the heart of Central Asia

Sanubar Tursun
Delicate & sensuous vocals from the heart of Central Asia

12 May 2014, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Zambian afro-folk: evocative, lyrical and refreshing

Namvula
Zambian afro-folk: evocative, lyrical and refreshing

25 April 2014, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Featuring Goran Farkas, Habelas Hainas & the Andy May Quartet

Bagpipes of the World
Featuring Goran Farkas, Habelas Hainas & the Andy May Quartet

7 March 2014, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hypnotic & Healing: Dance Music from Southern Italy

Amaraterra
Hypnotic & Healing: Dance Music from Southern Italy

28 February 2014, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Moroccan Explorations on the Oud

Karama
Moroccan Explorations on the Oud

6 February 2014, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contemporary Music from the Orient

Soriana
Contemporary Music from the Orient

29 January 2014, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Allure & complexity from SOAS' very own Balinese Gamelan

Gamelan Lila Cita & Lila Bhawa Dance Troupe
Allure & complexity from SOAS' very own Balinese Gamelan

24 January 2014, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Congolese Music with Pan-African Consciousness

Mulele Matondo Afrika
Congolese Music with Pan-African Consciousness

15 January 2014, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Enchanting excursions into the musical landscapes of Argentina

Ninon Colacho Duo
Enchanting excursions into the musical landscapes of Argentina

11 December 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Respected and accomplished master on sitar & vocals

Mehboob Nadeem
Respected and accomplished master on sitar & vocals

29 November 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Malagasy guitar, intercontinental style

Nogabe Randriaharimalala
Malagasy guitar, intercontinental style

14 November 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Flamenco jazz of the very finest

Jorge Bravo
Flamenco jazz of the very finest

30 October 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saharawi songstress with international attitude

Aziza Brahim
Saharawi songstress with international attitude

25 April 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Japanese folk tunes & tales - for everyone!

ABEYA
Japanese folk tunes & tales - for everyone!

15 March 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Greek Roots Revisited: Tangy, International and All-Female

PAKAW!
Greek Roots Revisited: Tangy, International and All-Female

8 March 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Arabic soundscapes from an exceptional soloist

Maya Youssef
Arabic soundscapes from an exceptional soloist

22 February 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Deep, Resonant & Delicate Journeys on the Oud

Attab Haddad
Deep, Resonant & Delicate Journeys on the Oud

8 February 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Afro-Peruvian Criollo music: uplifting & vibrant

Malambo
Afro-Peruvian Criollo music: uplifting & vibrant

30 January 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cutting-edge klezmer from the Highlands

Moishe's Bagel Trio
Cutting-edge klezmer from the Highlands

21 January 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Aradhana, feat. Sanju Sahai

Aradhana, feat. Sanju Sahai
Aradhana, feat. Sanju Sahai

9 January 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Baladi Legacy of Sheik Taha

Guy Schalom & the Baladi Blues Ensemble
The Baladi Legacy of Sheik Taha

12 December 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Afro-Brazilian roots music with a contemporary kick

Umpatacum
Afro-Brazilian roots music with a contemporary kick

14 November 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fiery Romanian songs from the Carpathian mountains

Monooka's Caravan
Fiery Romanian songs from the Carpathian mountains

1 November 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dynamic mix of styles from Zimbabwe’s bright new stars

Mokoomba
Dynamic mix of styles from Zimbabwe’s bright new stars

11 October 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Master of the Chinese Qin

Zeng Chengwei
Master of the Chinese Qin

21 June 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

‘Brazil, Meu Amor’

Guillermo Rozenthuler
‘Brazil, Meu Amor’

4 May 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

From Medieval chants to New Music in three voices

Voice
From Medieval chants to New Music in three voices

30 April 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

“The Birth of Kala” - a Balinese tale

Balinese Gendér Wayang: Segara Madu with Tim Jones
“The Birth of Kala” - a Balinese tale

19 March 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sudanese roots meet global inspiration

Amira Kheir
Sudanese roots meet global inspiration

8 March 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Rising Young Sitar Diva

Roopa Panesar
Rising Young Sitar Diva

27 February 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Celtic tales, legends & languages

RÚN
Celtic tales, legends & languages

30 January 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

From Oum Kalthoum to Fairuz and beyond

Jaljala feat. Merit Ariane
From Oum Kalthoum to Fairuz and beyond

20 January 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

An Afro-Cuban explosion of rhythm

Rumba Orisha feat. Martha Galarraga
An Afro-Cuban explosion of rhythm

16 December 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Traditional & contemporary koto music

Kameyama Kono
Traditional & contemporary koto music

5 December 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

London’s Young Klezmer Sensation

She’Koyokh
London’s Young Klezmer Sensation

21 November 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Music of the Earth

David Rothenberg
Music of the Earth

5 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2 Auditorium, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Senegalese roots at their most seductive

Laye Sow
Senegalese roots at their most seductive

3 November 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Spectacular vocal trio from the depths of Siberia

Ayarkhaan

Spectacular vocal trio from the depths of Siberia

21 October 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

New Music for Gamelan

Aris Daryono & Ensemble
New Music for Gamelan

6 May 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Oud on Old and New Roads

Khyam Allami
The Oud on Old and New Roads

4 May 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Risising Young Star on the Santoor

Darbar Festival: Kaviraj Singh
Risising Young Star on the Santoor

31 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ancient Chassidic Melodies, Reinvented

SPECIAL EDITION: Ha'Oman Hai Ensemble
Ancient Chassidic Melodies, Reinvented

29 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CANCELLED: Mongolian Tales of Sound

Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino
CANCELLED: Mongolian Tales of Sound

23 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Afro-Brazialian Percussion Magic

Adriano Adewale Group
Afro-Brazialian Percussion Magic

11 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

From Istanbul to Smyrna…

Çiğdem Aslan
From Istanbul to Smyrna…

3 February 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Minimalist Ethiopian Grooves

Krar Kollective
Minimalist Ethiopian Grooves

19 January 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Transylvanian Music at its Best

Tcha Limberger & Kalotaszeg Trio
Transylvanian Music at its Best

8 December 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Funky Savannah Roots

Atongo Zimba
Funky Savannah Roots

23 November 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Russian Soul vs Gyspy Brass

Polina Skovoroda & Fanfare
Russian Soul vs Gyspy Brass

9 November 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Llegó La Cumbia!

Pollito Boogaloo
Llegó La Cumbia!

22 October 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mbira Beats & Chimurenga Grooves

Harare Music
Mbira Beats & Chimurenga Grooves

8 October 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Calling the Spirits with the Mbira

Zimbaremabwe
Calling the Spirits with the Mbira

29 April 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Explosive Latin-Congolese Cocktail

Grupo Lokito
Explosive Latin-Congolese Cocktail!

21 April 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Vocal Resonances of the Heart

London Bulgarian Choir
Vocal Resonances of the Heart

23 March 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Young Star on the Sarod

Soumik Datta
Young Star on the Sarod

11 March 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Klezmer Clarinet from Shtetl to Souk

Merlin Shepherd Quartet
Klezmer Clarinet from Shtetl to Souk

26 February 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mandinka Soundscapes feat. Kadialy Kouyate

Kadialy Kouyate & Sound Archive
Mandika Soundscapes feat. Kadialy Kouyate.

5 February 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

1001 Nights Around the Mediterranean

El-Andaluz
1001 Nights Around the Mediterranean

22 January 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cuban Son with a Contemporary Edge

Asere
Cuban Son with a Contemporary Edge

8 December 2009, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

European Roots, Brazilian Style

Club do Choro
European Roots, Brazilian Style

20 November 2009, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

From South Africa with Love

Ngoma Vuma
Songs and Dances from East, Central and Southern Africa

9 November 2009, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Roots of Desert Blues

Mamane Barka
The Roots of Desert Blues

22 October 2009, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dramatic Musical Narration from 18th-Century Japan

Tsuruga Wakasanojo

Dramatic Musical Narration from 18th-Century Japan

13 October 2009, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Susheela Raman

Susheela Raman & Sam Mills

Susheela Raman & Sam Mills

28 May 2009, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chinese Opera Extravaganza

London Jing Kun Opera Association

Chinese Opera Extravaganza

29 April 2009, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ga Drums & Dances

Kakatsitsi

Outstanding drums, song and dance from the Ga people of Ghana.

21 April 2009, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ladino songs and more

Monica Acosta & Ensemble

Ladino songs and more

10 March 2009, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Maqams & Dances from Central Asia

London Uyghur Ensemble

Maqams & Dances from Central Asia

17 February 2009, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Argentina Special

Guillermo & Rioplatenses

Argentina Special

4 February 2009, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Greek Strings Genius

Matthaios Tsahouridis

Greek Strings Genius

27 January 2009, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

An Evening of Korean Music & Dance

Salpuri & Sanjo

An Evening of Korean Music and Dance

12 December 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Orisha Ritual Music from Cuba

Rumba Orisha

Maferefun Shango!

9 December 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Middle Eastern Oud Master

Taiseer Elias

Middle Eastern Oud Master

25 November 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

North Indian Dhrupad at its Best

Uday Bhawalkar

North Indian Dhrupad at its Best

12 November 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Guitar Special Double Bill

Muntu Valdo / Ahmed Dickinson

Guitar Special Double Bill

21 October 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mali's Ngoni Wizard Returns

Bassekou Kouyate

Mali's Ngoni Wizard Returns

2 October 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dance Drama by Tagore

Tasher Desh

Dance Drama by Tagore

26 April 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Explosive Latin-Congolese Cocktail

Grupo Lokito

Explosive Latin-Congolese Cocktail

14 April 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Middle Eastern Soundscapes

Nizar Al-Issa & Finjaan

Middle Eastern Soundscapes

11 March 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

China Music Village

TBC

Summer School Concert Special

9 March 2008, Brunei Gallery, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Argentina’s Chamamé Hero

Chango Spasiuk

Argentina’s Chamamé Hero

25 February 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chinese New Year Special

Silk String Quartet

Chinese New Year Special

12 February 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bohemian Urban Flamenco

LaXula

Bohemian Urban Flamenco

25 January 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fresh Approaches to Roots and Beyond

Horses Brawl and Portico Quartet

Fresh Approaches to Roots and Beyond

9 January 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Folk Song Treasures from Eastern India

Binapani Mahato

Folk Song Treasures from Eastern India

30 November 2007, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

East London Sefardi Songs

Los Desterrados
East London Sefardi Songs

27 November 2007, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Evocative Korean Kayagum & Dance

Choi Jin

Evocative Korean Kayagum & Dance

19 November 2007, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mali’s Ngoni Wizard Steps Out

Bassekou Kouyate

Mali’s Ngoni Wizard Steps Out

5 November 2007, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Black Sufis of Gujarat

Sidi Goma

Black Sufis of Gujarat

15 October 2007, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM