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SOAS Concert Series


Musicians from around the world brought to the Brunei Gallery at SOAS in Central London and recorded live for SOAS radio. For those who were there, SOAS Radio gives you the chance to relive each concert, and for those who couldn't make it, this is a chance for you to catch up on what you missed.

SOAS Concerts are produced by Katerina Pavlakis for SOAS Music Department.

Stage sound and live recording provided by Jeremy Glasgow and Denson Abrahams from the AV Department .

On The Stage brought to you by the SOAS Concert Series 'On The Stage' and 'Behind The Music' production team: Alexandra Richardson, Katie Bruce, Karen Boswall & Will Roper.

To get behind the music of each performance, hear interviews with the musicians and selected tracks of their musical inspiration, check out SOAS Radio's 'Behind the Music', brought to you by SOAS Radio before every concert.

Be transported to the streets of Montevideo with this live recording of Guillermo Rozenthuler's Candombé band.

Swedish polskas meet Scottish reels, and more! - Live Recording of Världens Band at the Soas Concert Series - Monday 20th October.

Music of the Caucasus - On the Stage.

Live recording of Ashiq Nargile and Tabuni from the Concert Series on the 20th October.

A rare chance to hear Kameyama Kono, one of Japan’s foremost Yamada-ryu koto masters performing a range of traditional and modern pieces for koto, shamisen and shakuhachi. Having studied under the legendary koto teacher and composer, Nakanoshima Kin-ichi, she embarked on a solo career bringing new lights to the roots of the classical repertoire while also exploring contemporary koto music through an acclaimed series of concerts, CD recordings and performances on TV and radio. In this recital she is accompanied by the rising shamisen star Kaori Naka, and Michael Soumei Coxall on shakuhachi.

She’Koyokh is London’s award-winning klezmer ensemble performing Ashkenazi Jewish, Eastern European, Balkan and Turkish folk music everywhere they can: from international festivals via weddings to street corners.

Khyam Allami - Resonance/Dissonance Album Launch

This concert launched Khyam Allami’s debut album Resonance/Dissonance, composed in a creative flurry at SOAS in Feb 2011. Khyam was accompanied by percussionist Vasilis Sarikis.

Throw aside preconceived musical prejudices, abandon all attempts to catalogue: a rich chemistry of cultural influences is at work when Adriano Adewale and his group get together on stage.

Istanbul-born singer Çiğdem (say Cheedem) brings an authentic voice and exquisite styling to the poignant songs associated with the Greek and Turkish diasporas created after the forced population exchanges in the early 1920s. Born out of hardship yet full of resilience and with a devil-may-care attitude this repertoire shares the music, lyrics and sentiments of rebetiko and Western Turkish styles; a heritage belonging to both communities.

Joel Flynn interviews Guillermo Rozenthuler after his performance at SOAS on 4th February 2009

Joel Flynn interviews Matthaios Tsahouridis after his performance at SOAS on the 27th January 2009.