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For the Love of Oud with Rihab Azar

15th February @ 14:00 - 15:30

Cambridge Junction


Join us at the Cambridge Junction as part of the annual Ahbab Festival for a session of family fun led by Rihab Azar where we explore the Arabic oud. Children and parents will be introduced to the rhythms and modes of Arabic music through the sounds of this beautiful stringed instrument and will create their own small instruments using recycled material.

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, she became the first woman oudist to perform accompanied by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Ahbab Festival, an annual festival of food, film, music and culture from the Middle East and North Africa. The workshop is part of the Woolf Institute’s ‘Living in Harmony’ project, which is exploring the cultural and social implications of musical encounters between Muslim, Jewish and Christian neighbours in historical Iraq and Syria.

Suitable for children aged 4+

How to book

Please register here.

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