Abbos Kosimov (SOAS Concert Series) - 10/10/2016 Mon, 2016-10-17 11:22

Uzbek percussion master on a rare UK visit

Abbos Kosimov is a world-recognised master of the doira frame drum and an ambassador of Uzbek culture. He is well known for his charisma and his virtuoso feats involving multiple instruments. Abbos was born into a musical family in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and trained with leading Uzbek doira artists. He went on to establish his own percussion school in 1994 and the ensemble ‘Abbos’ in 1998. He moved to the USA in 2005, and has since performed with artists such as Zakir Hussain, Alim Qasimov, Kronos Quartet, and Omar Sosa as well as recording with Stevie Wonder!

Part of the SOAS Concert Series 2016/17 – the public face of music at SOAS

With an ever growing popularity and profile, our Concert Series has established itself as the place to go for some of the most interesting and varied multicultural music in London today, with consistent high quality and a great concert atmosphere guaranteed. And it’s all for free too!

Our season runs from October to May every year, and features 12 concerts.
The 2016/17 season programme is now live – see our website for the full list of events:

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