On Friday 19 July 2019, London will see the 9th festival of Kurdish music, organised by Peyman Heydarian and the SOAS Daf Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], University of London. Instrumental and vocal music will be performed in Sorani, Kurmanj and Kalhor dialects. The theme of the festival is diversity in diaspora and musical interactions with other cultures, a tribute to master of Iranian and Kurdish music Mojtaba Mirzadeh who passed away in 2005 The programme will be performed by core musicians of the SOAS Kurdish band and guest performers. Performers (in alphabetical order): Salar Asid [violin] Khashayar Bagheri [voice] Liam Barnard [double bass] Avan [voice] Saara Hasan [voice] Peyman Heydarian [santur, piano, daf] DATE: Friday 19 July 2019 TIME: 7.00-9.00pm VENUE: Lucas Lecture Theatre (DLT), School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG. TICKETS: £15 / £10 Concessions / £6 Students RESERVATIONS: You can reserve in advance, by sending an e-mail to [email protected], stating how many tickets are required. E-tickets will be sent by return. Online tickets: www.thesantur.com CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Musicians, singers and composers who are interested to take part in this programme are encouraged to send us mp3 recordings or YouTube links of their work and also biography and photos by 30 June 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 10 July. Send your samples to [email protected] MUSIC CLASSES: We run santur, daf, setar and singing workshops in elementary and advance levels. Please write to [email protected] if you would like to join the classes.