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Yazz Ahmed group presents Alhaan Al Siduri

Friday 30th September 2016 6pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event

Join us for a very special music performance by the Yazz Ahmed group. The suite Alhaan Al Siduri, written by the award-winning British-Bahraini composer and trumpeter, was commissioned by Birmingham Jazzlines as part of their fellowship scheme. This suite has been inspired by the songs of the Bahraini pearl divers and the wedding songs of the women drumming groups of Bahrain.

On creating the suite Yazz Ahmed writes:

“Mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh, Siduri is a goddess of the Gulf that lives on an island at the edge of the sea. Her land is a garden in which the sun walks in the morning. I decided to imagine that this island mentioned in the epic poem might be Bahrain, the island of two seas

The lyrics are a combination of fragments of traditional Bahraini songs, translated into English, and my own daydreams and musings on my homeland.”

George Crowley - bass clarinet
Naadia Sheriff - piano/electric keyboard
Ralph Wyld – vibraphone
Dudley Phillips - bass guitar
Martin France - drums
Corrina Silvester - Arabic percussion
Brigitte Beraha - voice
Alya Al-Sultani – voice
Yazz Ahmed - trumpet/flugelhorn and electronics.

Venue: The Auditorium, Level 6

Tickets: £5. To reserve, simply add the required number of tickets to the basket below.

Please note, no physical tickets will be issued, the email confirmation you receive is proof of your booking.

We are unable to issue refunds to customers unable to attend the event without at least 24 hours' notice. To request a refund of your ticket purchase or purchases, email with your details and request.



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