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Instrument: Oud

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IstanbulMelodies of Istanbul

Melodies of Istanbul
Traditional Turkish, Traditional Macedonian, Traditional Armenian, Traditional Sephardic, Traditional Afghan, Ergüner, Tokcan, Erçağ
Sounds of Istanbul; Hakan Güngör; Kudsi Erguner; Çağ Erçağ; Yurdal Tokcan

AmsterdamMetropole Orkest & soloists of the Syrian Big Band

Metropole Orkest & soloists of the Syrian Big Band
Azmeh, Roustom, Tsoupaki, Vloeimans
Metropole Orkest; Jules Buckley; Kinan Azmeh; Ibrahim Keivo; Moslem Rahal; Eric Vloeimans

BirminghamHespèrion XXI

Hespèrion XXI; Jordi Savall; Waed Bouhassoun; Lior Elmaleh

LondonProms at … Cadogan Hall 3: Ancient Rituals and New Tales

Wells
Joseph Tawadros, Oud

BarcelonaFrom Ashur to Seville

From Ashur to Seville
Naseer Shamma; Beit Al Oud Orchestra

VallettaPath of Love – Masa ar Hubb

Paul Gulda; Marwan Abado
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A magical trip to Istanbul

© David Karlin
Jordi Savall and Dimitri Psonis display virtuosity and thoughtfulness in bringing us music from the glory days of the Ottoman Empire.
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Las Rutas de los Esclavos: a spell-binding journey

© Wilfredo Amaya
Sounds of Mali, Brazil, Spain, Mexico and Madagascar blended to perfection with Colombia to create a masterpiece. 
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Hespèrion XXI explore war and peace in Baroque Europe

Jordi Savall © David Ignaszewski
Jordi Savall directs a multi-lingual, multi-cultural voyage through Europe's war-torn past.
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Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI explore Balkan music at Cleveland Museum of Art

Jordi Savall  ©  R David Ignaszewski
After a long career performing and recording most of the canon of western European early music, in recent years Jordi Savall has turned his attentions to the relationships of music in the Middle East, northern Africa, Spain and the Balkan countries.
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Hespèrion XXI: conversatorio y reconciliación

Jordi Savall
Al socaire de lo presenciado en la Sala de Cámara, tres danzas afganas, cantos tradicionales sirios, el Rotundellus de las Cantigas de Alfonso X ‘El Sabio’ o los fragmentos amorosos de Majnún y Layla, el ánimo, ciertamente, queda sereno, reconciliado, más pronto a la escucha (a la lectura) que al discurso.
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Le Dessous des cartes du Marco Polo arabe – Jordi Savall et Hespèrion XXI sur les traces d’Ibn Battûta

Le Festival d’Ambronay à l’Auditorium de Lyon montre par les chemins de la musique la réalité saisissante des migrations, celles du XIVe siècle comme celles d’aujourd’hui, en compagnie de Jordi Savall et l’ensemble Hespèrion XXI.
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Arvo Pärt et Dhafer Youssef, une alliance inattendue.

Dhafer Youssef © Miwian
L’alliance d’Arvo Pärt et de Dhafer Youssef peut paraître surprenante, et en effet, le fil conducteur de ce programme au Barbican est plutôt frêle.
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