Flamenco Evolution, Baghdad to Seville

Flamenco Evolution, Baghdad to Seville: A night of outstanding music, flamenco dance breaking down long-standing cultural and historical barriers. Iraqi 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. This show aims to highlight this connection and build on it with original compositions and renditions of melodies from Andalucian times and the Middle East that shows the common thread that runs through these traditions al the way to Iraq. Described as a ‘virtuoso’ by The Guardian, Haddad's playing has featured in independent cinema and Hollywood films and he has performed in the UK, Europe, the USA and India. Taking place on 28 September, 2017 at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.