Behind the Music - Oxford Maqam Thu, 2014-12-04 19:45

Oxford Maqam members, Ethnomusicologist and Qanoun player Martin Stokes and vocalist Yara Salahiddeen give us a taste of the music they will perform in the SOAS Concert series. They will talk to Karen Boswall about the passions and inspirations behind the music of Oxford Maqam and in particular, improvisation in Arabic music of the 18th-19th Century.

1. Ew’a Tekallimny Baba Gayy Waraaya performed by Aziza Helmi El Masreyyah
2. Ali, Abd Al-Bari Dawr
3. Mawwal Maskeen W Hali Addam performed by Maqam
4. Muwwashah Qad Harakaat performed by Maqam
5. El Tohfageyyah performed by Maqam