Khyam Allami

with Vasilis Sarikis

22 May 8.00pm – 11.59pm

Allami is a virtuoso of the Oud and a composer with an international reputation, but his roots are in rock and punk. He recently blended the two at his appearance as a special guest at Blur’s 2012 Hyde Park performance.

For this concert Allami revisits his 2011 album Resonance/Dissonance, exploring the middle eastern melodic music of Maqam. Accompanied by percussionist Vasilis Sarikis, this will be a powerful and dynamic live experience.

Performance runs: c.75 minutes

“While the music conforms to Arab classical forms, its pensive, minimal contemporary feel could do for the Oud what Rodrigo y Gabriela have done for the Spanish guitar.” The Telegraph