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Tasmin Little Music Centre

The Sense of Adventure Tape Deck Orchestra at Folk Narratives 08/12/12

Omar Souleyman

Jon-Gomm Masterclass

Thursday 22nd Sept, 3pm at the Tasmin Little Music Centre. West Yorkshire's own Jon Gomm, described by Acoustic Magazine as "One of the world's most gifted and inspirational guitar players", will be giving a special masterclass on his guitar playing for Bradford students during freshers week.

Avant Buskers for Freshers Fortnight

A series of pop-up performances and musical interventions on Bradford Uni Campus that coincide with Fresher's Fortnight. 

The artists and performers will range from the familiar to the strange and the sublime to the wonderfully weird; including accordion/flute and double bass duo McWatt, 'contact mic busker'Stu Bannister - who coaxes strange sounds from normally-silent architecture. Powered by Tofu and Garfunkle and Simon bring politically-themed singer singwriter folk and Lambs Gamble improvising trio featuring members from France, Prague and Scotland, plus much more!

Jadid Ensemble

Saturday 26th November 2011, 7.30pm

A unique group of UK-based musicians trained in Arabic, flamenco and Indian music. 

Omar Souleyman

Saturday 10th December 2011, 7.30pm.  Syrian superstar on Sublime Frequencies records, as seen at ATP and Glastonbury Festivals and collaborating with Bjork


Autumn Winter 2011


At this time of remarkable political and social change, everyone is looking to the Arab world. In our new adventurous season of music and film events we will provide a window on the cultural heritage of the region. This season is guest curated by local blogger and eclectic music connoisseur Tales From Bradistan. Our selection of events integrates old and new musical styles: from Omar Souleyman 'one of the wildest, most life-enhancing rackets ever to hit a UK stage' to the Jadid Ensemble; a fusion of contemporary Arabic and Turkish sounds underpinned with Flamenco guitar; we offer a panoramic sweep of the rhythms and sounds of this diverse region.

See Andy Abbott's Bradford Music Chap blog for the latest music happenings in Bradford

Also coming up - check out the great things we have planned for Freshers Week!