London's 9th Festival of Kurdish Music
London's 9th Festival of Kurdish Music Music from Kurdistan and beyond

London's 9th Festival of Kurdish Music

When: Fri 19 July 2019 19:30-22:00

On Friday 19 July 2019t, London will see the 9th festival of Kurdish music, organised by the SOAS Daf Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], University of London. Instrumental and vocal music will be performed in Sorani, Kurmanj and Kalhor dialects. The theme of the festival is diversity in diaspora and musical interactions with other cultures, a tribute to master of Iranian and Kurdish music Mojtaba Mirzadeh who passed away in 2005. You are welcome to listen to his music here:

The programme will be performed by the SOAS Kurdish band and guest performers. 

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Salar Asid [violin]
Khashayar Bagheri [voice]
Liam Barnard [double bass]
Avan [voice]
Saara Hasan [voice]
Peyman Heydarian [santur, piano, daf]

DATE: Friday 19 July 2019 at 7.30pm

VENUE: Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG.

TICKETS: £15 / £10 Concessions / £6 Students

RESERVATIONS: You can reserve in advance, by sending an e-mail to, stating how many tickets are required. E-tickets will be sent by return.

Online tickets:
[you will be redirected to SOAS University page]

MUSIC CLASSES: We run santur, daf and singing workshops. Please write to if you would like to join the classes.

Samples of previous performances by the members of the ensemble:

Festival page in English:

Festival page in Sorani Kurdish:

We look forward to seeing you in the concert on Friday 19 July 2019!

The SOAS Daf Society

This webpage was last updated on: 09 Oct 2020 12:40