Education

Oud lessons in London

Are you interested in learning oud? I teach Arabic and Turkish traditions as part of my role at SOAS, University of London. Feel free to get in touch and arrange a consultation lesson.

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Events

Oudmigrations concerts

Oudmigrations is a research project dedicated to the journeys of ouds, their histories, and the stories attached to their makers, players, and owners. The first Oudmigrations concert series took place in Rome, thanks to the generous support of ISMEO (Associazione Internazionale di Studi sul Read more…

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Compositions

Sing no Sad Songs for Me (Italiano)

Un “Liederkreis” tra il Tamigi e il Bosforo Sonorità lontane tessute con ricordi di donne Poesie di Christina Rossetti Musiche di Rachel Beckles Willson Musicisti: Rachel Beckles Willson (voce, oud), Ciro Montanari (tabla), Kostas Tsarouchis (contrabbasso), Evgenios Voulgaris (yayli tanbur) ‘Sing Read more…

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Compositions

Sing no Sad Songs for Me

A song-cycle connecting the Bosphorus and the Thames – resonances woven through the memories of women  Poetry by Christina Rossetti Music by Rachel Beckles Willson Performers: Rachel Beckles Willson (vocals, oud), Ciro Montanari (tabla), Kostas Tsarouchis (double bass), Evgenios Voulgaris Read more…

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Sing no Sad Songs for Me

Ein Liederkreis, der den Bosporus und die Themse verbindet – Resonanzen gewebte durch die Erinnerungen von Frauen Poesie von Christina Rossetti Musik von Rachel Beckles Willson Musiker: Rachel Beckles Willson (Gesang, Oud), Ciro Montanari (Tabla), Kostas Tsarouchis (Kontrabass), Evgenios Voulgaris (Yayli Tanbur) Read more…

By rachel, ago
Education

Today is Good!

I moved to Sicily in May 2017, in order to work as a volunteer with Francesco in with various educational projects for asylum-seekers. We were keen to work with unaccompanied minors, and were trained to be legal gaurdians. Alongside this Read more…

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