The Flamenco Trail, From the Middle East to Spain: Flamenco is a fusion of music and dance from the Andalucian region of Spain with its roots in East India and Arabic music. Ramon Ruiz, UK's leading flamenco guitarist and Anita La Maltesa dancer and singer will be joining forces with the outstanding oud maestro Attab Haddad and first class percussionist Antonio Romero. Together they will be presenting another evening of blazing flamenco mixed with the original music from the ARA trio.
Amira Kheir, Queen Of The Sudanese Desert: Hailed as the ‘Diva of the Sudanese desert’ Sudanese-Italian singer Amira Kheir has been enchanting audiences around the world with a sound inspired by traditional music from her homeland Sudan and anchored in experimental Jazz and Soul. The result is a unique style of ‘Sudani-Jazz’ that gives tasters of Sudan’s rich musical heritage of distinctive Saharan blues and Sufi music whilst being reflective of the artist’s key Jazz and Soul musical upbringing; whilst exploring themes of home, belonging and transcendental spirituality.
Maya Youssef: Syrian musician Maya Youssef is an extraordinary talent on the kanun, a stringed zither. Her style combines the rich tradition of Syrian music with her own contemporary approach creating an unforgettable experience for the listener! Event will take place on 25 October, 2014 at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG.
Zanubia, Early Arab Christian Chants: A rare opportunity to hear chants from the Syriac and Byzantine traditions harking back to the time of Queen Zanubia’s reign of Palmyra. It was in the second century, during the reign of Queen Zanubia that Christianity reached the ancient Syrian caravan city of Palmyra.