SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

A cosmopolitan journey around the Mediterranean and beyond


Date: 13 November 2015Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 13 November 2015Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Concert

Melange seamlessly blend music from North Africa, Turkey, Iraq, Egypt, and Greece with Central Asian folk melodies, across to the fiery tango of Argentina and the street choro of Brazil. Their fresh approach adds touches of jazz improvisation, dynamic arrangements and on-stage interaction. Formed by cellist Shirley Smart on returning from 10 years in Jerusalem playing and studying the musics of the region, Melange is now a true reflection of modern cosmopolitanism and comprises musicians from Greece, Spain, Morocco, Iraq, Italy and the UK.

For SOAS Melange will perform as an acoustic quartet of oud, cello, guitar and percussion, playing tracks from both their first CD, "Random Roads" as well as their second album due for release this autumn.

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