Oud and Rhythm
30/03/19 2:30 pmFree
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Join Oud player Rihab Azar to explore this wonderful stringed instrument. You will learn the maqams (modes) and rhythms of Arabic music through sounds, movement and playing percussion instruments.
Rihab is a London based, Syrian oud player. Born into a musical family, she started learning the oud when she was 7 years old. She studied at the Conservatoire of Damascus, and completed an MA in Music Education at IOE-UCL fully sponsored by the Foreign and Common Wealth Office. In 2014 became the first woman oudist to perform accompanied by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. and in 2016 was recognised by the Arts Council England as a musician of ‘Exceptional Promise’. Since then Rihab has performed around the UK as a soloist and in ensembles and orchestras, including the outstanding London Sinfonietta. And has performed at iconic venues such as the SouthBank Centre, Cumberland Lodge, the British Museum, and the British Library to name a few.
Suitable for children aged 5+
All children must be accompanied by parents/carers throughout the session.