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Abdullah Chhadeh & Nara
THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2008 Abdullah Chhadeh, qanun & vocals Bernard O’Neill, double bass Simon Webster, drums Ibo, Arabic percussion CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO A SAMPLE Track name 'Bab Touma' from their album 'Seven Gates'. Abdullah Chhadeh is the Arab world’s most innovative qanun player. Recording and collaborating with artists including Sinead O' Connor, Jocelyn Pook, Natacha Atlas and David Arnold among others he has re-designed this 10th century oriental instrument by enhancing its tonal range enabling him to challenge the traditional qanun repertoire from Syria, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Andalusia. In 2001 Chhadeh formed Nara, an ensemble combining the qanun with a variety of traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern instruments; an ever-evolving musical project based entirely on Chhadeh's original compositions, Nara continues to inspire audiences at every performance.