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Tafahum and Gingko come together at this historic venue in a unique celebration of two centuries of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan (1819). The occasion will feature the world premiere of a new musical composition celebrating the launch of Gingko’s momentous New Divan project, which brings together twenty-four leading poets – twelve from the ‘East’ and twelve from the ‘West’ – in a lyrical dialogue inspired by the culture of the Other. The concert will mark the announcement of the 22 English-language poets whose poems will appear alongside the original poems in this momentous multilingual anthology.
London-based ensemble Tafahum brings together a team of professional musicians from countries including Syria, Canada, Japan and the UK. The programme will include new works especially composed for the evening and reworkings of pieces such as Samai Chromatic, Sufi Mood, Crossing Green and Wiladah from Tafahum's album 'Osmosis'.