Rihab Azar Trio: Music of the Middle East

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9 August 2019
Watts Gallery

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Music of the Middle East
with the Rihab Azar Trio
Friday 9 August
Doors open 6.30pm
£20 | Friends £18

Be taken on a journey through the rich maqams and rhythms of contemporary and classical Middle Eastern music with the Rihab Azar Trio, combining oud - a Syrian lute - double bass and percussion. The first female oudist to perform with the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Azar trained at the Conservatoire of Damascus and University College London. She has been recognised as a musician of 'Exceptional Promise' by Arts Council England and has continued her professional career in the UK under the Migrant Talent scheme.

Azar has performed widely, with recent performances for the BBC and at the Barbican, Southbank Centre, St Paul's Cathedral and the British Museum. Azar is also a campaigner, active in the fields of education, migration, empowerment for women and social justice.

Food & Drink

Cutting Edge Food will be selling Levant-style flat breads with homemade lamb shawarma, chicken shish, halloumi and falafel. All served with mint, tahini and yoghurt dressing, pickled cabbage and salad. Also available is a mobile bar serving pomegranate cocktails and a variety of other alcoholic and soft drinks.


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