Rich Mix, London
Baladi specialists the Baladi Blues Ensemble plus special guest, virtuoso oud player and singer Tarek Bitar (Beirut) and superb Syrian ney player Louai Alhenawi. Expect a whole new set of tunes from the band for this one-off event.
Tickets: www.richmix.org.uk / 020 7613 7498
Sfat Klezmer Festival, Israel
Mediterranean Klezmer funksters, HAMSA will be appearing for the first time at the Sfat Klezmer Festival and international masterclasses.
Benslow Music, Hitchin
Join Guy Schalom and guest teachers Aly el Minwayi and Adam Warne for 3 intensive days of Egyptian drumming. “Artisty is not built on chance” (Dave Hassell).
Robert Ludlam Theatre, Derby
The Baladi Blues Ensemble will feature in “Casino Tahia” produced by Diana Mehira.
Juliana Brustik and Judy Hammond will co-teach this intensive day workshop, combining their varied skills and expertise to make this day satisfying and joyful. At the end you will feel greater confidence with dancing to live music and allowing yourself to interact with the musicians with easy flow and playfulness.
Our star musicians are Guy Schalom (darbuka & band leader), Gamal Awad (accordion) and special guest Ahmed el Saidi (Saxophone) all the way from Berlin!!!!
Expect haunting violin solos, explosive percussion and sophisticated interplay from two highly creative and versatile musicians: Turkish violinist Tuna Coskun and London percussionist Guy Schalom perform original compositions & improvisations inspired by their passion for near Eastern & Mediterranean music.
Tickets are £14 and available here: http://bit.ly/1d2BfOZ
Bull's Head, Barnes, London
A Balkan bonanza with saxophonist Tony Woods & Co.
The powerhouse trio will return to Germany this December for a special one-off pre-Christmas appearance.