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 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 recommended donation

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
Online booking is required to guarantee you a seat (valid until 8pm)
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: E-mail: musicevents@soas.ac.uk / Tel: 020 7898 4500
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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

Show Current events in this series

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