The London Syrian Ensemble is a collective of some of the Damascus Conservatoire’s finest musicians, now based in the UK. Their sound mixes traditional Middle Eastern instruments – ney (flute), kanun (zither) and oud (lute), with violins, violas, double bass, percussion, and guest vocalists. They perform twentieth-century Syrian classics and they’ll be premiering some new music on the night. They’re trained in the powerful rhythms and the hundreds of lush impassioned melodic loops or maqams of Syrian musical tradition, and they will perform a suite of instrumental pieces, improvisations and songs with a huge emotional range and depth.
This event is part of Rethink Rebuild Society’s Celebrating Syria 2019. For the full festival programme, please visit celebratingsyria.org
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