No sleep till South Kensington

Dear Friends,

It’s a few days to go till Prom 33 at the Royal Albert Hall and in the run up to it, these days have turned into an Iraqi music/’Ud extravaganza!

Yesterday I was LIVE on BBC R3’s In Tune with Ilham Al Madfai. You can listen again on iPlayer here:

Straight after I ran to the Free Word Centre in Farringdon to perform at the British Institute for Human Rights launch of a photography exhibition in which I took part.

Below are details of all related radio and TV programmes and appearances. Hopefully you can tune in to some of them. All broadcasts are available online, including those which are live. Those from BBC Radio will also be available on BBC iPlayer for 7 days after broadcast.

In the meantime, if you haven’t yet ordered your tickets please do so as soon as you can!

Wish me luck, remind me to eat and breathe, and see you all soon!!!

Friday 6th August
23:45 UK time (GMT+1) – BBC Radio 3 – World on 3
Interview with Khyam Allami and a selection of his Iraqi music favourites plus, Iraqi Maqam singer Farida Mohammad Ali recorded live in Covent Garden, London last month and Ilham Al Madfai and Khyam Allami recorded live in Amman, Jordan earlier this summer.

Saturday 7th August
15:00 UK time (GMT+1) – BBC Radio 3 – World Routes
The final programme dedicated to the World Routes Academy which documents Khyam Allami’s three week trip in the Middle East. Featuring exclusive sessions by Khyam Allami with various musicians recorded in Syria and Jordan, including a couple of collaborations with Ilham Al Madfai.

21:00 UK time (GMT+1) – BBC Arabic TV
LIVE TV interview and session from Khyam Allami and Ilham Al Madfai

Monday 9th August
19:15 UK time (GMT+1) – BBC Radio 4 – Front Row
Interview and session with Khyam Allami

22:00 UK time (GMT+1) – BBC Radio 3
LIVE broadcast of Prom 33, Ilham Al Madfai and Khyam Allami, from the Royal Albert Hall, London