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.