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The art of the Oud
Fri 17 March 2017, 20:00 – 22:00 GMT
The ARIA Award winning Tawadros Tawadros Brothers aren’t afraid to try new things. Challenging traditional musical forms, and pushing boundaries in meter and melody, they bring an exciting performing dynamic to the stage.
Featuring Joseph Tawadros on Oud (Middle Eastern Lute) and James Tawadros on Req' (Arabic Tambourine), the brothers were brought up in a musical family and both virtuosi on their respective instruments.
Together they perform Joseph’s original works, incorporating fusion, arabic modes, even elements of metal and bluegrass, drawing also from world, folk and jazz. From thrilling and furiously paced numbers to beautifully introspective and tranquil tracks, it is seamlessly woven together by The brothers trademark virtuosity and lyricism and the striking contemporary musicality of the oud and the req.
Catch them in this rare duo performance before they head to the Dubai Opera House to perform with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.