Upcoming Events


Taqasim Oud Club: Music & Poetry from Iraq – October 2019 

We are pleased to announce that the next Taqasim Oud Club in October is hosting the acclaimed Iraqi poet Abdul Hamid alSayeh. 

The night will begin at 7:30 with an Open-Mic session of music and poetry, followed by a poetry recitation by alSayeh of his work in Arabic and in English translation.

Taqasim Oud Club: Music & Poetry from Iraq 
Monday, 28th October 2019 at 7:30 pm

Where: 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX

Tickets: £5 at the door

See you there!


Taqasim Oud Club: Sufi Song & Oud – July 2019 *SOLD OUT*


The Taqasim Foundation & the Taqasim Music School are pleased to announce a special program for our September Taqasim Oud Club!


Oud master, Ahmed Mukhtar and renowned Algerian Sufi artist, Redha Boudebagh have joined forces to bring you a very special program that has been a year in the making. Join us on the 30th of September at the Poetry Café, Covent Garden and experience the unique fusion of Sufi maqam, Baghdadi oud and Andalusian vocals.


Sufi Song and Oud
When: Monday, 30th September 2019 at 7:30 pm
Where: 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX


Purchase your tickets here
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Musical Journeys


A concert of eclectic fusion. Ahmed Mukhtar will join forces with cellist, Sonia Hammond and pianist Camilla Saunders performing Mukhtar’s original compositions, traditional Iraqi Songs and improvisational explorations.


When: Saturday, 14th September 2019  Where: Presteigne Hall, Wales

For Tickets: Call 015475209 / 07399412030 or pay at the door 













60 Minute Concerts – Oud & Guitar




A concert of fusion and conversation between Ahmed Mukhtar’s Oud and Ignacio Monteverde’s flamenco Guitar.



When: Saturday, 30th November 2019 

Where: Church on the Corner, 64 Barnsbury Road, London N1 0ES
For tickets, click –> HERE








Taqasim Foundation: Music of the Maghreb

Join Oud Master Ahmed Mukhtar and discover the music of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. For more information, click HERE

 مؤسسة تقاسيم تقدم: امسية موسيقى المغرب العربي مع احمد مختار

 للمزيد من المعلومات اضغط هنا

When: Thursday, 20th June 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Where: The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5 0SW

Tickets: Free admission (spaces are limited) 


Stroud Green Festival – The Secrets of Andalusia

The Story of Flamenco music’s embedded roots in medieval Spanish, Arabic and Sephardic music: an exciting coming together of one of London’s most exciting young early music group Lex Musicae London, with master of the oud Ahmed Mukhtar and master of the flamenco guitar Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde

For more information click HERE

امسية: أسرار الأندلس – عود وجيتار مع احمد مختار و اجناسيو مونتيفيردي – للمزيد من المعلومات وللتذاكر اضغط هنا

When: Saturday, 15th June 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Where: St. Saviour’s Church, 79 Hanley Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3DQ 

Tickets: Click HERE (scroll to event 11)


Ahmed Mukhtar – Album Release Concert & CD Signing

 رؤى من العراق – امسية و توقيع اسطوانة

We are pleased to announce Ahmed Mukhtar’s upcoming Album Release Concert this June.

احمد مختار – رؤى من العراق – امسية و توقيع اسطوانة في لندن للمزيد من المعلومات وللتذاكر اضغط هنا



Ahmed Mukhtar will be at the Green Note, Camden Town for a special album release concert followed by a CD signing.

When: Tuesday, 11th of June 2019 (doors open at 7:00 pm)

Where: Green Note

  106 Parkway,

  London, NW1 7AN

Tickets: Click HERE


Ahmed Mukhtar & Yair Dalal: Taqasim on Oud

Ahmed Mukhtar & Yair Dalal in conversation about Iraqi music, its influences and their inspirations followed by a recital of their music and improvisation.

There will be a reception at 7:45 pm.
The Seminar and Recital will begin at 8:15 pm and will consist of a 10-minute break.

Event details:

When: 12thFebruary 2019 at 8:15 pm (reception begins at 7:45 pm)
Where: The Ismaili Centre
                 1 – 7 Cromwell Gardens,

For tickets, please click HERE 

See you there!


Maqam Moods 

When: 29 November 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Where: The Mosaic Rooms,
              Tower House
              226 Cromwell Rd
              SW5 0SW




Oud master Ahmed Mukhtar takes the audience on a musical journey, presenting a brief history of Arabic Maqams. The event explores the rhythms and musical forms through which Maqam scales invoke feelings and moods. With percussionist Elizabeth Nott.

Tickets: Free

The Taqasim Foundation has been established to promote Middle-Eastern musical traditions in a contemporary context and develop a wider appreciation for the many facets of Arabic music. The foundation strives to contribute to the ever-growing cultural tapestry of the UK and aim to organise a variety of unique concert series and events that showcase the rich musical culture that the Middle-East has to offer.


London Strings Festival – Ahmed Mukhtar and the Veles Ensemble

We are pleased to announce that our founding director, Oud Master, artist and composer Ahmed Mukhtar will be performing at the opening night of the London Strings Festival this September! 

This special presentation will feature traditional pieces, taqasim and maqamaat on the oud followed by contemporary compositions accompanied by the Veles String Ensemble.

When:Wednesday, 26th of September @19:30
Where:St. Margaret Pattens Church, Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1HS 

Tickets now available online Click HERE to purchase





Taqasim Oud Club


We are pleased to announce a special Taqasim Oud Club this month.

The night will open with an open mic session of poetry and music performed by anyone who would like to take part. This will be followed by a performance of Babylonian music and poetry by artists Ahmed Mukhtar, Ignacio L Monteverde and David Erdos.

Where: The Poetry Cafe, 22 Batterton St., London, WC2H 9BX 
When: 13th of November @ 7:00pm

Please arrive early to be added to the open mic line-up.





 Charity Concert: Common & Kind – International Collaborative Fundraiser



A charity concert in collaboration with:
Musicians without Borders
Music Action International
Amnesty International

Address: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN
Date: 25th July 2017

For more details visit: www.commonandkind.com