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.