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London Festival of Kurdish music (VII)

Saturday 5 Aug 2017 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 pm | Cost: Free
| Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG, London, United Kingdom

On Saturday 5 August, London will see the 7th festival of Kurdish music, organised by Peyman Heydarian at the School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], University of London. Instrumental and vocal music will be performed in Sorani and Kalhor dialects. The theme of the festival is diversity in diaspora and musical interactions with other cultures, a tribute to master of Iranian and Kurdish music Mojtaba Mirzadeh who passed away in 2005. You are welcome to listen to his music here:

The programme will be performed by core musicians / singers of the SOAS Kurdish band and guest musicians. There is a call for musical samples and compositions through which Kurdish musicians from around the world and also non-Kurdish musicians who play/compose Kurdish music can submit their musical work. Musical works will be judged and musicians will be invited on that basis.

Performed by the SOAS Kurdish band and guest musicians

DATE: Saturday 5 August 2017

VENUE: Lucas Lecture Theatre (DLT), School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG.

TIME: 7.00pm. Doors open 6.45

RESERVATIONS: You can reserve in advance, by sending an e-mail to [email protected], stating how many tickets are required. E-tickets will be sent by return.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Musicians, singers and composers who are interested to take part in this programme are encouraged to send us mp3 recordings or YouTube links of their work and also biography and photos by 1 July 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 8 July. Send your samples to [email protected]

MUSIC CLASSES: We run santur, daf and singing workshops in elementary and advance levels. Please write to [email protected] if you would like to join the classes.

We also have the other event “Jashn-e Tirgan: Iranian classical and folk music (8 July 2017)

We look forward to seeing you in the festival.Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG, London, United Kingdom

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Address: Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG, London, United Kingdom
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