The Alif Ensemble – Birmingham – 19 July

Any Supersonic veterans will be familiar with Khyam Allami, master of the Oud, he has performed twice at Supersonic, both solo and in collaboration with Master Musicians of Bukkake. Ever busy, he is now playing as part of The Alif Ensemble – a collective of some of the most talented and exciting Arabic musicians around. We’re thrilled to welcome The Alif Ensemble to Birmingham, fresh from their performance with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, on Thursday 19th July at Ikon Gallery.

Joining Khyam are Palestinian composer and vocalist Tamer Abu Ghazaleh and Egyptian electronica musician Maurice Louca, alongside a band of musicians from both traditional and contemporary Arabic music disciplines, including Ayman Mabrouk (Egypt) on Percussion, Khaled Yassine (Lebanon) on Percussion, Khaled Omran (Syria) on Bass and Yarob Smarait (Jordan) on Violin.

With support from acoustic meddler Simon Fox, this should be a very special show. Tickets are available via