SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Moroccan Explorations on the Oud


Date: 6 February 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 6 February 2014Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Concert

Karama is a promising new band led by Moroccan oud player Soufian Saihi. His compositions are based around oud, clarinet, double bass and percussion. Finding inspiration from the ecstatic Gnawa tradition, North African and Arabic classical music as well as the diverse sounds of London streets during his busking experience, the music wanders through diverse sonic landscapes that range from Tinariwen to Alice Coltrane, at once superbly funky and beautifully melodic. With members from Venezuela, Spain, Japan, Morocco and the UK, Karama is a truly border-crossing experience.

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