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Department of Music, School of Arts

Summer Music School Timetable

SOAS World Music Summer School 2016

Every summer SOAS is proud to offer an exciting summer school of world-wide music. Our course programme is unique, varied and truly multi-cultural. If you are passionate about music and cultures, there is something for everyone: Intensive and inspiring courses, practical workshops, taster sessions and master classes for students of all backgrounds, beginners to advanced, amateur and professional.

See below for 2016 course details and book your place via our secure online store.
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Enquiries: E-mail: musicevents@soas.ac.uk, Tel. +44 (0)20 7898 4500
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Forthcoming Events

Kora

Kadialy Kouyate
Learn the 21 stringed Mandinka kora from Senegal
Classes: 20-24 June, Mon-Fri 5-7pm20 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Circlesongs

Guillermo Rozenthuler
Spontaneous music-making and collaborative singing for everyone.
Classes: 20-24 June, Mon-Fri 6-8pm20 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Afro-Brasilian Berimbau

Cesar Cuyami Mesari
A rare opportunity to learn the emblematic berimbau of Capoeira
Classes: 20-24 June, Mon-Fri 6-8pm20 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Middle Eastern Maqam Ensemble

Louai Alhenawi
A hands-on introduction to Middle Eastern music & ensemble playing
Classes: 20-24 June, Mon-Fri 6-8pm20 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Indian Tabla

Sanju Sahai
Study the Indian tabla drums - the backbone of Classical Indian music
Classes: 27 June - 1 July, Mon-Fri 5-8pm27 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Middle Eastern Percussion: Darbuka

Louai Alhenawi
Learn Middle Eastern Rhythms on the Darbuka
Classes: 27 June - 1 July, Mon-Fri 6-8pm27 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mbira

Linos Wengara Magaya
Study the spirit-calling mbira from Zimbabwe
Classes: 27 June - 1 July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm27 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mongolian Overtone Singing

Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino
Learn Khöömii, the amazing Mongolian Overtone singing style
Classes: 27 June - 1 July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm27 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

World Music in the Classroom

SOAS Music Dpt Teaching Associates
World Music in the Classroom
Class: Mon 4 July, 10am-5pm4 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cuban Music Big Band

Sara McGuinness & Elpidio Caicedo

Whatever your instrument, here’s a chance to play some classic Cuban styles
Classes: 4-8 July, Mon-Fri 6-9pm

4 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Elements of Rhythm

Vasilis Sarikis
Explore and experiment with rhythmic concepts from around the world!
Classes: 4-8 July, Mon-Fri 6-8pm4 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Arabic Music 'Playgroup'

Maya Youssef
Explore Arabic music in a fun and playful way
Classes: 4-8 July, Mon-Fri 6-8pm4 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Afrocuban Batá Drumming and Orisha Songs

Crispin Robinson
Learn the sacred rhythms & chants of Afro-Cuban Santeria
Classes: 4-8 July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm4 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Classical Indian Singing

Mehboob Nadeem
Discover the World of Indian Music with your Voice
Classes: 11-15 July, Mon-Fri 6-8pm11 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Senegalese Sabar Drumming

Modou Diouf
Learn the complex beats of Senegalese Sabar Drums
Classes: 11-15 July, Mon-Fri 6-9pm11 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A World of Jewish Song in a Week

Judith Silver
Explore a a rich repertoire of songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino - no experience necessary.
Classes: 11-15 July, Mon-Fri 6-8pm11 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Balinese Gamelan

Andy Channing
A unique opportunity to learn to play the seven-tone Balinese gamelan based at SOAS.
Classes: 11-16 July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm, Sat 11am-5pm11 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 7:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Art of Mugham with Alim Qasimov

Alim Qasimov

A unique opportunity of a one-off practical workshop with world-renowned mugham master, Alim Qasimov
Class: Tue 12 July, 6-9pm

12 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chinese Kunqu Opera

Kathy Hall & Chen Rui

Explore tone, word and movement in Kunqu Opera
Classes: 18-23 July, Mon/Tue & Thu/Fri 6-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm

18 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM