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Sep 27

On the Banks of the Tigris

With Ahmed Mukhtar, Farida Mohammad Ali and Yair Dalal at LSO St Luke’s


Thursday 27 September 2012 at 7:30pm


LSO St Luke’s
161 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NG, United Kingdom


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A celebration of Iraqi music and of the power that music has to unite people across religious boundaries and national borders.

This concert brings together superb Iraqi musicians and their ensembles - the leading Maqam exponent Farida Mohammad Ali (now resident in Holland), composer, violinist and oud player Yair Dalal (an Iraqi Jew from Israel) and the London-based composer and oud soloist Ahmed Mukhtar.

Inspired by the documentary film of the same name being made by Marsha Emerman and Majid Shokor.

'It was so beautiful, it was almost unbearable. Yair Dalal, with his mysterious magical smile, takes you on a captivating journey where conventional concepts of time,space and freedom do not exist' Jerusalem Post on Yair Dalal

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