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Kathryn Tickell with the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians in Session

Kathryn Tickell introduces new music from around the world, plus a live studio session with members of the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians.

Kathryn Tickell with new music from across the globe, plus a live studio session with members of The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians.

Syrian oud player Issam Rafea brings members of his Orchestra of Syrian Musicians (formerly the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music) to perform the classic traditional repertory of Syria. They are currently touring the UK along with Damon Albarn, who first worked with them in Damascus in 2008, then toured and recorded with them. Many of the musicians were forced to leave Syria because of the ongoing conflict, but are now reuniting for a celebration of Syrian music and culture.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Melcochita y Karmanduka

    Descarga Macchu Picchu

    • Peru Rare Groove.
    • World Music Network.
    • 7.
  • Dona Rosa

    Asa de Anjo

    • Lisboa - Past & Present.
    • Jaro.
    • 3.
  • OrqueStrada

    Sete Colinas

    • Lisboa - Past & Present.
    • Jaro.
    • 1.
  • Hassan Skaf


    Ensemble: Syrian National Orchestra.
  • Muhammad Abd Al-Kareem


    Ensemble: Syrian National Orchestra.
  • Jenny Sturgeon

    The Honours

    • From the Skein.
    • Tamarach Records.
    • 11.
  • Bonfire Radicals

    The Albino Peacock

    • The Albino Peacock.
    • Burning Bones Records.
    • 1.
  • Mahsa Vahdat

    The Flower’s Garment

    • Traces of an Old Vineyard.
    • Kirkelig Kulturverksted.
  • Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal

    Super Etoile

    • Musique de Nuit.
    • No Format.
  • trad

    Ya Mahla Fosha

    Ensemble: Syrian National Orchestra.
  • trad


    Ensemble: Syrian National Orchestra.
  • Bitori


    • Legend of Funaná.
    • Analog Africa.
    • 4.
  • Otava Yo


    • What are those for Songs.
    • 1.
  • The Sabri Brothers

    The Sabri Brothers (World Routes 2000)

  • Katerina Tsiridou


    • Aman Katerina - A Tribute to Panayiotis Toundas.
    • Protasis Music.
  • Volosi


    • Nomadism.
    • UZF Records.
    • 13.
  • Tell Tale Tusk

    Ruby (she wanted to be a pirate) (BBC Introducing)

  • Andy May

    Cuckold come out of the Amrey

    Ensemble: Andy May Trio.
    • About Time.
    • Ash Wood Records.
    • 2.
  • Woody Pines

    Anything for Love

    • Country Blues, Rag Time, Viper Jazz.
    • Muddy Roots Music Recordings.
    • 1.
  • Beoga

    The Convict

    • Before We Change Our Mind.
    • BEOGA.
    • 6.
  • Lone Piñon

    Las Canastas

    • Trio Nuevomexicano.
    • Lone Piñon.
  • Ralph Stanley

    Oh, Death

    Ensemble: Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys.
    • Clinch Mountain Gospel.
    • Rebel Records.
    • 3.


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