Khyam Allami and Vasilis Sarikis live at Reel Iraq 2013

Khyam Allam is a virtuoso oud player, serial collaborator and musical explorer. Both a musician and composer he has a formidable international reputation. His remarkably assured 2011 debut solo album Resonance/Dissonance was widely and critically praised. He has performed at WOMAD, the BBC Proms and the London 2012 Festival, the cultural festival that accompanied the Olympics. He was the first artist to be awarded a BBC Radio 3 World Routes scholarship in 2010 and recently performed along side Blur during their 2013 summer tour. We were very excited to have him perform at the festival.

“Allami may be influenced by traditional Middle Eastern modal systems, but he’s an original.” The Guardian