Upcoming Events

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Taqasim Oud Club

 

We are pleased to announce a special Taqasim Oud Club this month.

The night will open with an open mic session of poetry and music performed by anyone who would like to take part. This will be followed by a performance of Babylonian music and poetry by artists Ahmed Mukhtar, Ignacio L Monteverde and David Erdos.

Where: The Poetry Cafe, 22 Batterton St., London, WC2H 9BX 
When: 13th of November @ 7:00pm

Please arrive early to be added to the open mic line-up.

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 Charity Concert: Common & Kind – International Collaborative Fundraiser

 

 

A charity concert in collaboration with:
Musicians without Borders
Music Action International
Amnesty International

Address: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN
Date: 25th July 2017

For more details visit: www.commonandkind.com

 

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Concert at The British Museum 

امسية في المتحف البريطاني

Ahmed Mukhtar will play at a concert presenting Iraqi music from its origins to Modern times. Organised by The British Museum, the concert will be introduced by Jonathan Tubb, Keeper of The Middle East Department, followed by a talk by the museum’s archeomusicologist, Richard Dumbrill, presenting the history of music in Ancient Iraq. The renowned Oud Master will play reconstructions of ancient Medieval Iraqi music, as well as more modern pieces.

Address: The British Museum, Assyrian Hall No. 23.
Date: 16th of June 2017
Time: 6.00PM

 

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 Babylon International Festival 2017
من مقال للشاعر البريطاني ديفيد اردوس عن امسيتنا في بابل ٢٠١٧

About the Concert
Written by: David Erdos
This set the stage for a recital by Oud master Ahmed Mukhtar and guitar maestro IgnacioLusardi Monteverde accompanied on percussion by Sattar Jedoa. The intricate weavings between the three instruments wove a blanket of uplift across the oncoming night, warming heart and ear and unleashing the purest dance of expression within the frame of all of those listening. Guitar and Oud are music’s ideal brothers of string and the joint fabrics and texture they create perfectly sisters the heart. To see so many masters of their respective musical forms in such quick succession keys into the spirit of this festival. It is the delivery of a feast of miracles.

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Ketevan World Sacred Music Festival & Hill Top Music Festival, Goa India

Dates: 1st – 15th of February 2017 

 

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MIXED MESSAGES: “Music & Poetry – English and Arabic”

 

Master oud player Ahmed Mukhtar joins forces with flamenco guitarist Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde 
Poetry recitation by Ahmad Al-Dosari and Agnes Meadows

 

 

A unique event fusing Middle Eastern music and Flamenco guitar with poetry and spoken word in a one-night-only cross-cultural concert of Arabic and English rhythms and rhymes.

 

 

Poetry and Music: “Music & Poetry – English & Arabic”
Venue: The Old Church, Stoke Newington, London N16 9ES
Date: Friday, 27th of January 2017 
Time: 6:30 pm
Tickets: £10 

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Srebrenica Peace Concert

 

 

 

Venue: St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace
                 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG

Date: 16th of July 2016
Time: 6:15 pm
Tickets: £12

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Discovering the Iraqi Maqam on the Oud: An introduction and recital by the Taqasim Music School

 

 

Line-up:
Ahmed Mukhtar – Oud
Julian Harris – Oud
Francesco Iannuzzelli – Oud
Lucile Belliveau – Double Bass
Elizabeth Nott: Percussion

 

Venue: St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace
                78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG

Date: 27th of June 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Suggested Donation: £5 

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Ahmed Mukhtar in concert at SOAS, University of London

 

Ahmed Mukhtar, the master of the Oud performing Maqam and middle eastern music, during The Conference of Activist Humanities in the World 

A conference on the relationship between humanities and social change, across a wide range of national and cultural contexts, will bring together academics, artists, and audiences for three days of presentations and conversations. Guiding themes include: artistic expression and political struggle; academic reflection and social responsibility; faith and society; and the circulation of texts, images and bodies at the start of the twenty-first century.

Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London
                Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG, UK

Dates: 13th – 14th of MArch 2014
Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Seminar at the Institute of Musical Research, University of London

The Institute of Musical Research at the University of London to host Oud Master Ahmed Mukhtar. During the seminar, Mukhtar will address and the following questions along with practical examples of each.

1 – What is a Maqam?

2 – What are interconnected maqamat?

3 – What are the primary and secondary jins/ajnaas?

4 – How are tetrachords used in a Maqam?

Address: Institute od Musical Research, University of LondonThe British Museum, Assyrian Hall No. 23.
Date: 13th of October 2013
Time: 5:00 PM

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TEN – A Stop the War ِEffort
المؤلف الموسيقي أحمد مختار على العود المنفرد في المسرح الملكي بلندن

 

A benefit evening to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq – and to celebrate our enduring anti-war movement. New plays, music, poetry, comedy and performance from – to date – Nick Bailey,Richard Bradbury, Aidan Casey, Janie Dee,Stella Duffy, Brian Eno, Alan Franks, Peter Kennard,Muzz Khan, Shappi Khorsandi, Roger Lloyd-Pack,Peter Lynam, David Mumeni, Saadi Yusef, Shelley Silas, Ralf Togneri, Tim West, Ahmed Mukhtar, surprise guest.

Address: Royal Court Theatre, 50 – 51 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS
Date: 7th of April 2013
Time: 8.00PM 

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Maqamat Concert in Brussels – 10th of January 2013

 
 

About the concert: The type of music that will be performed in the Maqamat concert, stems from the spirit of the Iraqi Maqam music and relays on Arabic and Middle Eastern musical forms.

 
Date: 10 January 2013 

Line-up:
Ahmed Mukhtar – Oud
Khalid Mohamaed Ali – Violin/Oud
Hassan Falih – Qanun

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On The Banks Of The Tigris – The Barbican Centre, London

 
 
 
 
 
A celebration of Iraqi music, featuring Farida Mohammad Ali, Yair Dalal and Ahmed Mukhtar
Date: 27 September 2012