Ali Elmubarak oud/vocals
Knud Stüwe oud
Mandhira de Saram violin
Patrick Dawkins violin
Richard Jones viola
Val Welbanks cello
Sounds of Sudan will comprise the first half of this concert. After the interval Nabra will perform on their own followed by the Ligeti Quartet playing Terry Riley and Tanya Tagaq.
Sounds of Sudan is an exciting, brand new collaboration between the Bristol based oud duo Nabra and one of the UK’s leading contemporary ensembles the Ligeti String Quartet. They’ll be journeying through the different regions of Sudan – Khartoum, Omdurman, Darfur – weaving new arrangements inspired by the rich musical culture of the country: traditional Sufi music, popular artists such as Abdel Gadir Salim and Nour Al Jilani, the evocative rhythms and scales of the region. This will be a magical, transporting experience brought to you by an innovative combination of virtuoso players.
The Ligeti Quartet says: “This is our first encounter with the music of Sudan and also our first collaboration with ouds. So we’re hugely excited to perform these fantastic new arrangements by Knud Stüwe , which demonstrate a deep knowledge of both Sudanese and western classical traditions, as well as some playful use of extended techniques on our own instruments – the project brings together many things which we highly value in music making”.
Enjoy delicious pre-concert drinks and nibbles ahead of the evening’s concert. Choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all vegetarian).
Due to covid-19 restrictions we’re only able to operate pre-booked table service in our bar area so we’ve put together food and drink packages to enjoy ahead of each concert.
This package for one or two people can be booked online alongside your ticket order, please also advise our team of any allergies.