Contemporary Flamenco Meets Arab Roots: A concert that aims to highlight the connection and build on it with original compositions and renditions of melodies from Andalusia and the Middle East; thus, showing the common thread running through both traditions. Oud player Attab Haddad has had an interest in flamenco more or less since he started playing the oud. Flamenco's forms, rhythms and melodies have influenced a large part of his work and he is still fascinated by the connections between flamenco and Middle Eastern music. He will be joined by Ramon Ruiz (flamenco guitar), Philipppe Barnes (flute), Naomi Wright (cello), Matt Ridley (double bass), Antonio Romero (percussion) and Anita La Maltesa (dance). Taking place on 4 June, 2016 at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.