In this second of four Kaleidoscope – Music Memes concerts, British accordion and melodeon player Luke Daniels joins forces with Syrian oudist Rihab Azar.

Rihab Azar is from the Syrian city of Homs. She studied at the Conservatoire of Damascus under such masters as Askar Ali Akbar and Issam Rafea. In 2014, She became the first woman oudist to perform accompanied by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. Since moving to the UK in 2016 under the Migrant Talent scheme she has performed with the London Sinfonietta and at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Luke Daniels is a multi-instrumentalist specialising in button accordion and melodeon Luke has enjoyed a long career collaborating with a range of artists and organisations as a means of promoting folk music. Riverdance, London Jazz Festival, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Celtic Connections and English National Opera.

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Kaleidoscope - Music Memes

This concert is part of Kaleidoscope – Music Memes, a series of four folk and world music concerts hosted by acclaimed folk musician and singer Luke Daniels.

The series will showcase world-class performers from Syria, China and South Africa in duo concerts, and will culminate in a final quartet performance featuring all four performers.

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