From: Frances Moran [F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]
Sent: 22 February 2007 17:11
Subject: Adel Salameh Trio - Gulbenkain

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Adel Salameh Trio
powerful and haunting Arabic music and song

Saturday 10 March 7.45pm

                                          Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury

                        Adel Salameh, oud; Naziha Azzouz, vocal; Adel Shams el-Din, percussion

If Ry Cooder ever picked up an oud, he’d sound a lot like Adel Salameh”
BBC Radio 3 website

World music in the best sense of that term, an East-Meets-East kind of fusion of the finest type” 
Renaissance Man

Adel Salameh is one of the most innovative and talented oud players and composers to come out of the Palestinian Diaspora, earning himself the ‘ambassador of Arab music in the West’ tag.  Together with Algerian-born singer Naziha Azzouz, and Egyptian master percussionist Adel Shams el-Din, he makes passionate music which serves as a testament to the trio’s collective belief in music’s power to build bridges between cultures.  In an effort to tackle cultural barriers, the trio has worked with Turkish, Spanish, Indian, French, English, and Israeli musicians, many from a variety of musical backgrounds.

Adel Salameh was born in Nablus, Palestine, in 1966.  He began performing as a soloist whilst still living in the Arab world but emigrated to Europe in 1990, where he quickly established a reputation as one of the finest performers of the oud.  He has performed in more than 30 countries, and at some of the most prestigious concert halls in Europe.  Adel has worked with WOMAD/Real World for six years.

Naziha Azzouz was born in Algeria, and moved to France at the age of 12.  She started singing the old Andalucian music at a very early age and performed in Algeria, France, Morocco, UK, and Canada.  Naziha first met Adel in 1998 when she was studying Arabic music (known as the music of the Orient, which is completely different to North African music).  Since that time, Naziha and Adel have recorded two albums together, and have toured throughout the UK, Europe, and Morocco.  

Through his teaching, live performances and recordings, Adel Shams el-Din has introduced European audiences to the rhythmic richness and subtlety of oriental percussion instruments little known until his arrival in France in 1980.


Tickets £12 Conncs £10

Booking Office 01227 769075

On line bookings


Adel Salameh Trio is also performing at: The Brook Theatre, Old Town Hall, Chatham, Kent (14 March), The Stables Theatre, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Bucks (15 March), West End Centre, Queens Road, Aldershot, Surrey
(16 March).


This tour is the second produced by rootsroundabout a newly formed consortium of South East of England venues and the arts education organisation, Music for Change. All are working together to attract wonderful music from world cultures to perform for audiences in the region. The project is funded by Arts Council England and managed by SETA, the venue development regional agency.

press enquiries to: Helen Maleed

tel/fax: 020 7732 4624  mobile: 07986 235 855

email: helen_at_greendesk_dot_demon_dot_co_dot_uk

Frances Moran
Marketing Manager
Gulbenkian Theatre
01227 827956