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Thaw out with Sahara Sounds

3 February 2009


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UCL Petrie Museum

If the cold snap is getting too much, thaw out with music and a souk reminiscent of warmer climes at the Sahara Sounds event on Saturday 7 February 2009.

Hosted by the Friends of the UCL Petrie Museum, the event begins at 5pm in UCL's JBR, situated off the main cloisters, with an Egyptian Souk.

At 7.30pm, musicians including Abdullah Chhadeh, Nara and Mounir Baziz will take to the stage at the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre.

Chhadeh's unmistakably Arabic qanun combines with Nara's nay, darbuka, jazzy double bass and percussion to produce a unique fusion sound, which has enchanted audiences throughout the Middle East and Europe.

All proceeds raised will go towards the UCL Petrie Museum for Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology.

Tickets for the concert are available from the Bloomsbury Theatre box office for £25, concessions £20, students £15, UCL students £10.

For the opportunity to win two free concert tickets, send an email with 'win Sahara Sounds tickets' in the subject line to enter a prize draw to j.picton@ucl.ac.uk.

To find out more and to book tickets, use the links at the top of this article

Image: Abdullah Chhadeh