Omar Bashir

Date:Fri 14 Feb
Time:Doors 7pm. Music starts 8pm.
Venue:J2
Price:£17 adv

Omar is the son of oud player and composer Munir Bashir, who was one of the greatest musicians in the Middle East during the 20th century. Omar has followed in the footsteps of his father, to become one of the most important solo artists in both classical and contemporary Arabic music by his own virtue.

Omar has worked as a solo artist, as well as with his own group. He also worked with highly respected musicians like Quincy Jones and Jordi SavallOmar Bashir was born in Budapest in 1970, and started playing the oud with his father at the age of five. He joined the Baghdad Music and Ballet School and eventually created his own band, which toured in many countries. In 1991, he left for Budapest and joined the Franz Liszt Academy.

Omar performed as a soloist and with his father Munir until his death in 1997. During his career, he toured many countries and released more than 19 albums. His music is a mix of traditional Arabic music with a jazz-like improvisation.

Omar Bashir has won much recognition and many international awards for his work and musical achievement. He has performed internationally in prestigious musical halls and often in the presence of notable figures. He collaborated with many international artists, ranging from Jordi Savall to Quincy Jones.

 

Doors open 7pm  

Pre-concert talk: 7.15 

Omar Bashir and His Oud: The Magical Sound of Bridging Between Western and Middle Eastern Music

Dr Merav Rosenfeld-Hadad (Woolf Institute and St Edmund's College, the University of Cambridge) discusses Middle Eastern music, Western music and the connection between the two, with the renowned composer and oud player Omar Bashir.

Concert begins 8pm

Part of the Ahbab Festival 

Delicious Arabic Meze and Tagines available from the Bedouin kitchen.

 

Running times (subject to change)

  • 17:30 Food from Bedouin
  • 19:00 Doors
  • 19:15 Pre-concert talk
  • 20:15 Omar Bashir
  • 21:00 Interval
  • 21:30 Omar Bashir
  • 23:00  Curfew

Running times (subject to change)

  • 17:30 Food from Bedouin
  • 19:00 Doors
  • 19:15 Pre-concert talk
  • 20:15 Omar Bashir
  • 21:00 Interval
  • 21:30 Omar Bashir
  • 23:00  Curfew 

Omar Bashir and His Oud: The Magical Sound of Bridging Between Western and Middle Eastern Music

Dr Merav Rosenfeld-Hadad (Woolf Institute and St Edmund's College, the University of Cambridge) discusses Middle Eastern music, Western music and the connection between the two, with the renowned composer and oud player Omar Bashir.

Concert begins 8pm

 

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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