SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Middle Eastern Maqam Ensemble

Louai Alhenawi

Date: 20 June 2016Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 24 June 2016Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Summer School

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

Course Dates: 20-24 June, Mon-Fri 6-8pm
Course Fee: £90 (concs £70) -> book online

Bring your instrument (any!) and learn to play Middle Eastern music, based of the melodic concept of maqam. The course will introduce maqam theory and scales, typical rhythms and ensemble pieces arranged for the group. For fluent players on any instrument. With Louai Alhenawi. 

Louai is a Syrian-born performer, teacher and composer. He specializes in the ney (Arabic flute), Arabic percussion (dabuka, daff and riqq) and Middle Eastern music. Louai studied at the eminent Damascus Conservatoire, where he also spent a year teaching, and held the position of ney soloist in the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra and the National Arabic Orchestra. Since moving to the UK in 2002 Louai has been directing Middle Eastern music and percussion workshops for all age groups and in a variety of settings, promoting Arabic music and culture in an accessible and enjoyable way. 
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