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Luke Daniels and Rihab Azar

An exquisite blend of Middle Easter and Celtic folk music.

Luke Daniels is a multi- instrumentalist specialising in button accordion and melodeon Luke has enjoyed a long career collaborating with a range of artists and organisations as a means of promoting folk music. Riverdance, London Jazz Festival, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Celtic Connections and English National Opera.

Rihab Azar is from the Syrian city of Homs. She studied at the Conservatoire of Damascus under such masters as Askar Ali Akbar and Issam Rafea. In 2014, She became the first woman oudist to perform accompanied by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. Since moving to the UK in 2016 under the “Migrant Talent” scheme she has performed with the London Sinfonietta, at 10 Downing Street and in St. Paul’s Cathedral.

“Nothing short of sublime, lyrics and music of the highest calibre.” Fatea

“Invariably inventive and enthralling.” Songlines Magazine

“A remarkable songwriter and musician with the touch of an alchemist.” Mojo

Book your tickets to see Luke Daniels & Rihab Azar at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now! 

 

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