Classical and traditional Arabic music

Wednesday 18 April 2018,
Room 17
Free, just drop in, limited seating

The festival is organised by the British Museum and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and made possible by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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A concert of classical Arabic music from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries by the Al-Adwar Ensemble, led by acclaimed Moroccan singer/performer Aïcha Redouane.

Many of the pieces are based on Sufi poems and directly inspired by the Arabic cultural Renaissance of the 19th century, known as al-Nahda.

Al-Adwar Ensemble
Aïcha Redouane singer and qanun player (table zither)
Habib Yammine riqq and daff (frame drums)
Nabil Abdmouleh ney (reed flute)
Sofiane Negra oud (Arabian lute)

Aïcha Redouane is an internationally acclaimed Moroccan diva, of Berber origin. She has revitalised the Arabic music school of maqam, and founded the Ensemble Al-Adwar with the Lebanese composer Habib Yammine. With an exceptional voice, Redouane has a wide classical repertoire and recorded numerous albums and compositions based on Sufi poetry. She is invited to numerous concerts and festivals worldwide, including Paris, the Brussels Opera, Fes, Baku, Davos Forum, New York and Abu Dhabi. In 2016, she was awarded the Wissam Royal by His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco. Aïcha Redouane and Habib Yammine dedicate their art to interculturalism and the dialogue of spirituality for peace.

In association with BBC Radio 3, Aïcha Redouane will be broadcast on the Music Planet programme on 4 May 2018.

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