SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

SOAS Concert Series

Welcome to the SOAS Concert Series!

With an ever-growing popularity and profile, our Concert Series has established itself, over more than a decade, as the place to go for some of the most interesting and varied multicultural music in London today, with consistently high quality performances and a great concert atmosphere guaranteed.

Please note: from this season, we will be operating an online booking system that requires a £3 donation to guarantee individual seat allocation. It's quick & easy -  just follow the
link on individual event pages.

Our season runs from October to May every year, and features 10 concerts.
The 2017/18 season programme is now live - see below for the full list of events.

£3 advance booking

Funds generated will protect the future of the Concert Series and help us to ensure that it remains affordable and open to all.

Important information:

All concerts start at 7.30pm (doors: 7.00pm)
Online booking is required to guarantee you a seat (valid until 7.45pm)
Please arrive early to facilitate seating allocation
Venue capacity is limited and remaining seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis
Programme subject to change

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

Enquiries: musicevents@soas.ac.uk 
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The SOAS Concert Series is run by the Department of Music at SOAS.

Why not study for a degree at Europe's leading centre for the study of music from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and their diasporas? Located in the heart of a city famous for its thriving and diverse musical cultures, we offer a BA in Music  — which may be taken as a stand-alone programme or in a wide range of combined degrees with other subjects — and a BA in Global Popular Music. We also offer Master’s degrees in Ethnomusicology, Performance, Music in Development, the Global Creative and Cultural Industries, and an MPhil/PhD in music research. Find out more.

Did you know? During the summer we run our popular SOAS Music Summer School. Why not get some hands on experience in learning a new music style or instrument? We offer a range of courses for all levels - take your pick from our course programme!

Listen Again

You can listen to last season's concerts on SoundCloud

Previous Events in this series

The Healing Roots of Gnawa

SIMO LAGNAWI & GNAWA LONDON
8 December 2017, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Nepali folk music reinvented

NAMLO

Namlo - Nepali folk music reinvented. Part of the SOAS World Music Concert Series

21 October 2016, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Greek musical treasures

Yannis Chaldoupis & Kourelou
18 February 2016, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Central Asian Reunion

Sufis on the Silk Road
21 January 2016, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mandinka Folk Fusion

Bafula
8 January 2016, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hot hot hot Cuban music!

Nana Y La Esencia
7 October 2015, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Anatolian Song Sketches

Olcay Bayir
23 January 2015, 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 finest30 October 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Aradhana, feat. Sanju Sahai

Aradhana, feat. Sanju Sahai
Aradhana, feat. Sanju Sahai9 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 Taha12 December 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Master of the Chinese Qin

Zeng Chengwei
Master of the Chinese Qin21 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

“The Birth of Kala” - a Balinese tale

Balinese Gendér Wayang: Segara Madu with Tim Jones
“The Birth of Kala” - a Balinese tale19 March 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Rising Young Sitar Diva

Roopa Panesar
Rising Young Sitar Diva27 February 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 rhythm16 December 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Music of the Earth

David Rothenberg
Music of the Earth5 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2 Auditorium, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

New Music for Gamelan

Aris Daryono & Ensemble
New Music for Gamelan6 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 Roads4 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 Santoor31 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, Reinvented29 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Afro-Brazialian Percussion Magic

Adriano Adewale Group
Afro-Brazialian Percussion Magic11 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 Grooves19 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 Best8 December 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Funky Savannah Roots

Atongo Zimba
Funky Savannah Roots23 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 Brass9 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 Grooves8 October 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 Heart23 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 Sarod11 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 Souk26 February 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

European Roots, Brazilian Style

Club do Choro
European Roots, Brazilian Style20 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 Africa9 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 Blues22 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

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

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

East London Sefardi Songs

Los Desterrados
East London Sefardi Songs27 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