Europe and the world: a symphony of cultures

16 April '18 at 3:00 pm - 29 March '18 at 5:00 pm

The British Museum, known and loved as the museum of the world, becomes a stage for music taking inspiration from around the world, in a unique two-week festival.

Europe and the world: a symphony of cultures is the Museum’s first major music festival. Over two weeks from 16 to 29 April, the festival celebrates and questions Europe’s cultural interactions with the world, through a diverse range of music performances and in a series of panel discussions. Artistic Director Daniel Kühnel brings together diverse musical traditions in the extraordinary setting of the galleries through bold and dynamic programming.

On Wednesday 18 April, a concert of classical Arabic music from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries will be performed by the Al-Adwar Ensemble, led by acclaimed Moroccan singer/performer Aïcha Redouane.

Many of the pieces are based on Sufi poems and directly inspired by the Arabic cultural Renaissance of the 19th century, known as al-Nahda.

The free of charge event takes place in Room 70 at The British Museum from 15:00-17:00pm, for more information please visit the website.


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