London Festival of Kurdish music (VII)
The 7th festival of Kurdish music at SOAS

London Festival of Kurdish music (VII)

When: Sat 05 August 2017 19:00-20:30
Where: SOAS - DLT

On Saturday 5 August 2017, London will see the 6th 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 Kurmanj, Sorani 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 core musicians / singers of the SOAS Kurdish band and guest musicians. There is a call for musical samples and compositions through which Kurdish musicians from around the world and also non-Kurdish musicians who play/compose Kurdish music are welcome to submit their musical work. Musical works will be judged and musicians will be invited on that basis.


DATE: Saturday 5 August 2017

VENUE: Lucas Lecture Theatre (G2), School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG.

TIME: 7pm


TICKETS: £15 full / £10 Concs / £6 Students

RESERVATIONS: All places must be booked via this website

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Musicians, singers and composers who are interested to take part in this programme are encouraged to send us mp3 recordings or YouTube links of their work and also biography and photos by 1 July 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 8 July. Send your samples to


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