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Ahmed Mukhtar: The Music of Iraq

Thursday 05 May, 7.30pm
Djanogly Recital Hall

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1 hour 50 minutes including interval

The Babylon Ensemble
Ahmed Mukhtar
 Oud leader
Ruba Hilawi Oud
Konstantinos Glynos Qanun
Muammer Saglam Percussion 

Complementing the British Museum Ancient Iraq: New Discoveries exhibition at Lakeside, Baghdad-born oud master Ahmed Mukhtar performs a concert of traditional and original compositions introducing the forms, rhythms and melodies of Iraqi classical music. Mukhtar studied oud and Arabic percussion in Iraq, performing with folk musicians, orchestras and on Iraq TV before moving to the UK to continue his studies in Arabian music. He is the founding director of the Taqasim Music School and teaches at several London institutions. 

Enjoy this mesmerising video from the Oud master:

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