Khaled Kurbeh & Raman Khalaf

Khaled Kurbeh & Raman Khalaf: The music of the Syrian duo Khaled Kurbeh (piano and synthesisers) and Raman Khalaf (oud) shifts between experimental electronic music, Middle Eastern instrumentation and downbeat jazz. With immersive compositions and content, they have created a performance that is both astute and inventive and an ideal soundtrack to the 21st century. Together with an ensemble of Berlin-based musicians, they are working on a forthcoming EP. For this special concert, they will also be joined by Louai Alhenawi, who is a highly respected Syrian musician and composer specialising in the ney (Arabic flute) and Arabic percussion (dabuka, daff and rigg). This project has been commissioned by Shubbak, London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture and will take place on 23 March, 2017 at the DLT Room at SOAS, University of London, Bloomsbury WC1H 0XG.