Wednesday 24 January, 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm, Pavilion Rm, Hughes Hall
Hughes Hall music is delighted to be launching a new series.
Musical encounters’ offers musicians or ensembles with links to the Hughes Hall community a chance to perform as part of an eclectic and diverse evening of music. For this first event, we explore songs of the world featuring talented musicians from amongst alumni, senior members, students and college friends.
- Cambridge Takht & The Pomegranates – ensemble exploring popular Arab folk music with singers and a diverse array of instruments: Oud, Ney, Tabla, Tombak, Guitar, Violin, Duholla and Riq.
- Student Duet, voice and piano
- Ensemble Stumrebi (a group drawn from the Cambridge and London Georgian choirs) sing songs in multiple (polyphonic) folk styles (from church music to lullabies – the Georgians have a song for every occasion!) and will showcase a selection on the night.
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More about the performers
- Cambridge Takht and the Pomegranates is a home-grown ensemble exploring popular Arab folk music. We started off with a handful of musicians in a classical “Takht” arrangement but have since expanded to over 21 members from all over the world, especially pomegranate-bearing regions, hence the group name. Our group is made up of lots of singers and a diverse array of instruments: Oud, Ney, Tabla, Tombak, Guitar, Violin, Duholla and Riq.
- Ensemble Stumrebi are a vocal octet (at this event represented by six of its members) singing the powerful and beautiful polyphonic songs of Georgia, a small country bounded to the West by the Black Sea and to the North by the Caucasus Mountains. Georgia has a unique and rich oral tradition of both secular and sacred music sung in three voices. Georgians have a song for every occasion. The audience will be presented with a smorgasbord of song to give a flavour of the thrilling harmonies and varying regional styles (as well as three different languages!).