Arabic music workshop with Rihab Azar

Date:Sat 15 Feb
Time:2 - 3.30pm
Price:Pay What You Feel | Family day pass £10

Rihab was born in the Syrian city, Homs to a musical family. Her father, luthier Samir Azar made her first oud and started teaching her when she was 7 years old.

She continued her musical quest later at the Conservatoire of Damascus and was taught by masters of the oud in Syria including Prof. Askar Ali Akbar, Issam Rafea, Mohamad Osman and Ayman Aljesry. 

The influences at the Conservatoire included Azerbaijani, Arabic, Turkish and Western classical music which allowed Rihab an understanding and practice of various genres. In 2014, She became the first woman oudist to perform accompanied by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. The same year marked her graduation and starting as a teacher’s assistant for music theory subject at the Conservatoire of Damascus.

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A 'Family Day Pass' (£10) can be bought for a group of 4 (max. 2 adults) and will give you access to all Ahbab Festival family events on the Saturday.

Suitable for all ages.

Running time: 1hr 30 mins

Bar & Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.