Looking forward to our 2021 collaboration with the Ligeti Quartet!  

Tickets for our concert on 10/07 at St.Georges Bristol are now available. 

Ali Elmubarak oud/vocals
Knud Stüwe oud

Mandhira de Saram violin
Patrick Dawkins violin
Richard Jones viola
Val Welbanks cello

Sounds of Sudan is an exciting, brand new collaboration between the Bristol based oud duo Nabra and one of the UK’s leading contemporary ensembles the Ligeti String Quartet. They’ll be journeying through the different regions of Sudan – Khartoum, Omdurman, Darfur – weaving new arrangements inspired by the rich musical culture of the country: traditional Sufi music, popular artists such as Abdel Gadir Salim and Nour Al Jilani, the evocative rhythms and scales of the region. This will be a magical, transporting experience brought to you by an innovative combination of virtuoso players.

The Ligeti Quartet says: “This is our first encounter with the music of Sudan and also our first collaboration with ouds.  So we’re hugely excited to perform these fantastic new arrangements by Knud Stüwe , which demonstrate a deep knowledge of both Sudanese and western classical traditions, as well as some playful use of extended techniques on our own instruments – the project brings together many things which we highly value in music making”.

We are very grateful for the public funding from the National Lottery through the Arts Council England.