15 October 2013
The Department of Music at SOAS, University of London, the largest and leading centre in Europe for the study of world music, has announced its event programme for the 2013/14 academic year.
Affected by endless conflict back home, and inspired by outspoken artists before him, Mulele Matondo Afrika now writes music for the people - critical songs about real lives and real problems. He performs on 15 January 2014.
This series brings together a range of established and up and coming international artists at SOAS, which offers a BA degree in Music - alone or in a wide range of combined degrees with other subjects - and MA degrees in Ethnomusicology, Performance, Music in Development, and Global Creative and Cultural Industries, and an MPhil/PhD programme in musical research.
Sanubar Tursun, one of the finest singers in Central Asia today, performs on 12 May 2014.
The performances include Jorge Bravo, whose style ranges from classical to flamenco and from gypsy jazz to Latin American styles, Mehboob Nadeem, an accomplished master on sitar and vocals, Mulele Matondo offering Congolese music with Pan-African consciousness and Karama, a promising new band led by Moroccan oud player Soufian Saihi.
In the hands of Nogabe Randriaharimalala the acoustic guitar sounds unlike it does anywhere else: its spotless, bell-clear tone is matched by a dazzling agility and liquidity, seamlessly blending in multiple inspirations. He performs on 14 November 2013.
To view the full series visit the webpage. The concerts will take place in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre and are free to attend.