Eastern Strings: Aiming to highlight the connection and to build on it with original compositions and renditions of melodies from the Arab world and Turkey, this concert will explore the common thread running through both traditions by two incredibly talented artists. Playing on the oud will be Attab Haddad from Iraq and Baha Yetkin from Istanbul, Turkey. Haddad will begin the evening by giving a master-class in the instrument's possibilities, drawing from the Arabic forms whilst lacing his compositions with flamenco, jazz and classical flavours. Yetkin will join him later by performing pieces from a classical Turkish music repertoire, but with a style of combining and mixing the older traditions with new stylistic innovations. Taking place on 10 February, 2017 at The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, London N1 6.