An evening with the Oud
Saturday 15 June 2013 - From 8pm to 10pm
West London Trade Union Club
33 Acton High Street – London – W3 6ND
(please see map below)
امسية مع العود
An open evening of appreciation of Middle-Eastern music
Introduction on the Oud, the Maqam Music system and the art of Taqasim
Presentation of repertoire, including information on the cultural,
social and musical history of the pieces being performed
Selected performances from students and teachers of the school
Open session for questions and requests from the public
The evening is open to everybody, musicians and non-musicians, interested in finding out more about Middle-Eastern music.
Taqasim Music School is a project launched by the ARK in 2011 to provide affordable and quality education on Middle-Eastern music. Classes are taught on a regular basis by professional musicians, under the direction of Oud Master Ahmed Mukhtar.
Group and individual lessons are offered for absolute beginners and advanced students in ARK premises in Acton.
The Oud is one the oldest instruments of human history. Originated in Southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) 5000 years ago, its use has expanded all over the Middle-East and Europe, being the ancestor of most plucked instrument like the Western lute.
Its beautiful and rich sound is fundamental for the expressive and spiritual music shared by so many countries and cultures in the Middle East. That's why it is known as the “Sultan of all instruments”.
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