Middle Eastern Maqam Ensemble: Monday 26th – Friday 30th June, 2017
Dates: Monday 26th – Friday 30th June, 5-7pm
Course Fee: £115 (Concessions £95)
Bring your instrument (any!) and learn to play Middle Eastern music, based of the melodic concept of maqam. The course will introduce Maqam theory and scales, principles of improvisation, typical rhythms and ensemble pieces arranged for the group selected from arabic music repertoire. For fluent players on any instrument including vocals With Louai Alhenawi, a Syrian-born performer, teacher and composer. He specializes in the ney (Arabic flute), Arabic percussion (dabuka, daff and riqq) and Middle Eastern music. Louai studied at the eminent Damascus Conservatoire, where he also spent a year teaching, and held the position of ney soloist in the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra and the National Arabic Orchestra. Since moving to the UK in 2002 Louai has been directing Middle Eastern music and percussion workshops for all age groups and in a variety of settings, promoting Arabic music and culture in an enjoyable way.