Gigs and Events

IKON Migrant Festival II

Sunday 2nd June

Rihab Azar Trio

IKON Gallery - Migrant Festival

Marking the end of Hew Lock's exhibition at Ikon

Ikon Gallery -1 Oozells Square, Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2HS

3-4pm (FREE Event - donations welcome)

Taking the audience on a journey through the rich sounds of classical and contemporary Middle-Eastern music performed by a unique and fundamental combination of oud (Rihab Azar), upright-bass (Dudley Phillips) and percussion (Corrina Silvester).

Rihab Azar

Syrian oud player and music educator, a graduate of the Conservatoire of Damascus. Rihab was the first woman oudist to perform accompanied by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music (2014). Arts Council England Recognised her as a musician of “exceptional promise” (2016). Rihab has performed around the UK, collaborating on several interdisciplinary and cross-genre projects as well as her involvement in social advocacy.  She has also been featured on multiple occasions on BBC platforms.

Rihab returns to Birmingham for our Community event on 8th June where she will perform as a duo with percussionist Jamal Al Sakka