The London Uyghur Ensemble performs at the Manchester University
London Uyghur Ensemble performs at the Manchester University
Thursday 25th November 2010 Time: 13:10
Vocalist - Rahima Mahmut
The traditional music and dance of the Central Asian Uyghurs: thrilling vocals are accompanied by long-necked lutes, spike fiddle and frame drum. This easternmost example of maqām, with its ‘limping’ rhythms and ecstatic poetry, is deeply imbued with the Sufi ethos.