Upcoming Events

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Taqasim Oud Club – April

Thank you for your continued support and for the enthusiasm you bring to each and every Taqasim Oud Club night! 

This month, join us at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden for another night full of oud, music, poetry and performance.
Everyone is welcome!

When: Monday, 30th April @ 7:00pm 
Where: 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX
Tickets (at the door): £4/£3 (concession)

Arrive at 6:30 for Open-mic sign-up

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Taqasim Oud Club – March

Thank you for joining us at the Taqasim Oud Club night in February! 
We are always happy to see a full-house at the Poetry Cafe.

It is March and we are back with more. So, join us for your monthly dose of music, poetry and good company.

When: Monday, 26th March @ 7:00pm 
Where: 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX
Tickets (at the door): £4/£3 (concession)

Arrive at 6:30 for Open-mic sign-up
See you all there!

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Oud Clinic

Does your Oud instrument need repair but you aren’t quite sure how to fix it? Taqasim Music School will be offering an OUD CLINIC where teachers will be available to examine your Oud, carry out basic repairs, restring and give you advice on how to keep your Oud happy.

If your instrument needs new strings, we would advise that you purchase a set in advance from the Early Music Shop located on 11 Denmark St., London, WC2H 8LS

Clinic details:
Date: 24 February 2018
Time: 12:00 – 16:00
Where: The Arab British Centre – 1 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE

Fee (registered students): £2
Fee (non-registered students): £3

Phone: 020 7632 3960

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February Taqasim Oud Club

Thank you for participating in our January Oud Club! It would not have been such a success without the many performers and audience members who came that night.

A new month is upon us and that means another Taqasim Oud Club night of music, poetry and performance.

Join us! 

When: Monday, 26th February @ 7:00pm 
Where: 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX
Tickets (at the door): £4/£3 (concession)

Arrive at 6:30 for Open-mic sign-up

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First Taqasim Oud Club of 2018!

Following the success of our sold-out Oud Club in December, Taqasim is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the first Oud Club of 2018!

When: Monday, 29th January 2018 @ 7:00pm
Where: 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX
Tickets (at the door): £4/£3 (concession) 

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The Oud in China – Master Classes & Concert

 

Ahmed Mukhtar will be hosted by the Tainan University of Technology China, between the 17th and 25th of December where he will run a four-day workshop geared towards Post-Graduate students of Middle-Eastern Music. Mukhtar will also be performing at the University Theatre on the 22nd of December, accompanied by Jamil Asadi on the Qanoun. The program will include a collection of Mukhtar’s original compositions from “Rhythms of Baghdad”, “Road to Baghdad” and “Babylonian Fingers”, produced by ARC Music, in addition to improvised pieces (taqasīm), using Middle-Eastern maqams. 

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On the Radio – راديو سوا

Taqasim Music School’s founding director Ahmed Mukhtar interviewed by Radio Sawa for their morning program on Thursday, 7th December 2017 where he discussed the school’s unique leveled curriculum written in English, his new album and his upcoming Master Classes and concert in China.

أوراق الصباح/ ضيف الخميس: الموسيقار وعازف العود العراقي أحمدا لمختار – حوار في * مشاركتي في مؤتمر الاثار الموسيقية الدولي **الانتهاء من تأليف كتب للعود باللغة الإنجليزية *** ورحلة الى اقصى الشرق و أشياء أخرى

Click HERE to listen

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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.

Taqasim Oud Club in Iraqi news “Babylonian Fingers in London” “اصابع بابلية في لندن” –> click here 

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Oud Clinic

Does your Oud instrument need repair but you aren’t quite sure how to fix it? Taqasim Music School will be offering an OUD CLINIC where teachers will be available to examine your Oud, carry out basic repairs, restring and give you advice on how to keep your Oud happy.

If your instrument needs new strings, we would advise that you purchase a set in advance from the Early Music Shop located on 11 Denmark St., London, WC2H 8LS

Clinic details:
Date: 28 October 2017
Time: 12:00 – 16:00
Where: The Arab British Centre – 1 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE

Fee (registered students): £2
Fee (non-registered students): £3

Phone: 020 7632 3960

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Common & Kind – Charity Concert: 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: Tuesday, 25th July 2017

For more details visit: www.commonandkind.com

for tickets click here

 

 

 

 

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Concert at The British Museum – 16 June 2017

امسية في المتحف البريطاني – ١٦/٠٦/٢٠١٧

Ahmed Mukhtar will play at a concert presenting Iraqi music from its origins to Modern times. Organized by The British Museum, the concert will be introduced by Jonathan Tubb, Keeper of The Middle East Department, followed by a talk by the museum’s archeomusicologist, Richard Dumbrill, presenting the history of music in Ancient Iraq. The renowned Oud Master will play reconstructions of ancient Medieval Iraqi music, as well as more modern pieces.

Address: The British Museum, Assyrian Hall No. 23.
Date: 16-6-2017
Time: 6.00PM

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Oud Clinic:

Does your Oud instrument need repair but you aren’t quite sure how to fix it? Taqasim Music School will be offering an OUD CLINIC where teachers will be available to examine your Oud, carry out basic repairs, restring and give you advice on how to keep your Oud happy.

If your instrument needs new strings, we would advise that you purchase a set in advance from the Early Music Shop located on 11 Denmark St., London, WC2H 8LS

Clinic details:
Date: 10 June 2017
Time: 12:00 – 16:00
Where: The Arab British Centre – 1 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE

Fee (registered students): £2
Fee (non-registered students): £3

Phone: 020 7632 3960

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TMS – Open Day 29th April

Taqasim Music School is hosting an Open Day at the Arab British Centre on Saturday the 29th of April from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.

Our open day is a good opportunity for new students to become familiar with the music programs that we offer. You will have the chance to meet our teachers, be introduced to our teaching methods and curriculum and have your questions answered.

This event is free to attend
Venue address: 1 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE

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MIXED MESSAGES NIGHT “Music & Poetry – English & Arabic”

FRIDAY 27 JAN 2017 at 6.30PM | TICKET: £10

OUD MASTER Ahmed Mukhtar-FLAMENCO GUITAR Ignacio Lusardi MonteverdePOETRY Ahmed Aldosry and POETRY Agnes Meadows

A unique event fusing Middle Eastern music and Flamenco guitar with poetry and spoken word in a one-night-only cultural mix concert of Arabic and English rhythms and rhymes.
Address: THE OLD CHURCH, STOKE NEWINGTON, N16 9ES