Making Tracks Presents
DoubleDuo feat. AlKhatib-Allami-Hbeisch-Piccioni
Innovative, energetic and playful, DoubleDuo is a new project created by London based oud player Khyam Allami, with highly respected Palestinian oud player Ahmad Al-Khatib, extraordinary percussionist Youssef Hbeisch and Italian frame drum master Andrea Piccioni.
Commissioned by Making Tracks, these two duos of oud and percussion will present original repertoire and arrangements developed especially for this project. Using the Maqam modal system as a basis, DoubleDuo combine their breathtaking instrumental skills through sensitive, dynamic improvisations, infusing the soulful, melancholic beauty of Arabic classical performance with a myriad of rich musical influences.
From delicate interlocking nuances to high-energy improvised flourishes, it is a pure display of inspiring communication and world-class musicianship.
12 – 29 April 2012
12 Apr mac, Birmingham
13 Apr Colston Hall, Bristol
14 Apr NCEM, York
18 Apr South Street, Reading
19 Apr The Junction, Cambridge
20 Apr North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
21 Apr Lighthouse, Poole
22 Apr The Stables, Milton Keynes
25 Apr Pontardawe Arts Centre, Swansea
26 Apr Band on the Wall, Manchester
28 Apr The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead
29 Apr Union Chapel, London