Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Ancient Rituals and New Tales: Tawadros challenges perceptions of the Oud - Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 3

© Daniel Sponiar

Joseph Tawadros (Oud)

Monday 30 July, 2018
Cadogan Hall, London

Joseph Tawadros (b.1983):
Taqasim Kord

Jessica Wells (b.1974):
Rhapsody for Solo Oud

Joseph Tawadros:
Permission to Evaporate
Gare de l'Est
Give or Take
Forbidden Fruit

Bluegrass Nikriz

Joseph Tawadros:
'He manages to gently challenge expectations of image, accent and culture'.

'The encore ... raised the energy levels with its new heights of virtuosity, lightening fingerwork and rhythmic strumming seamlessly switching between and blending bluegrass and Arabic music'.

'A perfect conclusion to a performance that was all about challenging perceptions – of culture, identity and, of course, the oud itself'. 

Jessica Wells:
'Her new piece, Rhapsody for Oud, was indeed rhapsodic, with fleeting moments of effect strung together in a loose but engaging way'.

Read my full review on Bachtrack here.

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