Oud Time with Rihab was the 2nd event of Celebrating Syria Festival 2020. The event took place on 5 December 2020. Rihab played some Arabic music, told us a bit about her journey with the oud and talked us through photos of oud-making steps she witnessed in her own dad's workshop in Syria (luthier Samir Azar).
On 8 November 2019, we had a workshop to teach Dabke to Mancunian community in Rethink Rebuild Society centre in Longsight. Dabke is a native Levantine folk dance performed by the Lebanese, Jordanians, Syrians, Palestinians and Iraqis (and, of course, on the Island of Crete, think Zorba the Greek!).