Africa Express presents… The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians – with Damon Albarn & Guests was streamed live globally thanks to Youtube from Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, 19.30 BST London on Saturday 25th June, 2016. Pre-order the live album out Dec 9th here: http://bit.ly/2eESgSE
Co-commisioned by 14-18 NOW and Holland Festival, the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, featuring current and former members of the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, take the stage for a rare concert to showcase Syrian and Arabic music.
Artists from Britain and Syria were joined by performers from Algeria, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Tunisia and the United States. Among those performing are Bassekou Kouyaté, Bu Kolthoum, Eslam Jawaad, Faia Younan, Julia Holter, Malikah, Mounir Troudi, Noura Mint Seymali, Paul Weller, Rachid Taha and Seckou Keita who joined Damon Albarn and The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians.
The concert was presented by Africa Express and Southbank Centre and co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and Holland Festival. The show made up part of the Southbank Centre’s programme of activity for Refugee Week 2016.http://www.africaexpress.co.ukhttps://twitter.com/africae...https://www.facebook.com/Af...https://instagram.com/afric...