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Hamdel Ensemble Concert

See a free LIVE gig by Iranian maestro musician Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble on Saturday 17 July with two COVID safe repeated concerts at 2pm or 3.30pm.

Fans of world music get – at last – an opportunity to hear global music which is extremely limited due to the restrictions on international travel. The concert is presented by Community Arts North West (CAN) with Manchester Central Library and Crossing Footprints to celebrate Manchester Libraries’ award as a Library of Sanctuary, welcoming people seeking sanctuary and new migrants to the UK. The intimate (and COVID safe) performance is rooted in the life, poetry, and spiritual beliefs of the 13th-century Persian poet, Rumi, and connects audiences to the rich traditions of Sufism through music and whirling dervish dance. The performance is a ticket only with a limited capacity to keep audiences safe and tickets are selling fast. Seyed Ali jaberi has a huge worldwide following. His albums are hugely popular with both traditional Sufi music and world music fans. In 2019, he toured to UK venues and festivals including Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Sage, Gateshead, HOME, Manchester, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In the autumn, there will be more Library of Sanctuary events in Manchester’s branch libraries and we’ll share news of the events soon.

Free – booking required

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