Oud Night with Rihab Azar

Oud Night, with Rihab Azar: In collaboration with Taqasim Music School, the ALEF bookstore will host a special 'Oud Night' with Rihab Azar, a Syrian oud player and teacher. Azar studied at the Damascus Conservatoire where she taught music theory upon graduation. She was also the first female oudist to solo-perform accompanied by the National Orchestra of Arabic Music (2014) and was the oud player of the Syrian Female Oriental Takht between 2006-2015, where she performed on national and international stages. An influential teacher in many institutes in Damascus, she is now currently in the UK on a scholarship studying an MA in music education at UCL. For reservations and inquiries, email: london@alefbookstores.com. Taking place on 24 March, 2016 at the ALEF bookstore, 219 Baker Street, NW1 6XE,