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  • McQueens Theatre, Coburg Road, London, UK

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  • 8:00 pm-Saturday

    August 3, 2024
  • 10pm-Saturday

    August 3, 2024

We are thrilled to see Unknown To Known return to Karamel! Unknown to Known offers an intimate dialogue of meandering melodies and textural grooves over resounding harmonic landscapes. At times euphoric and often dynamic, this music is always interactive, honest and raw. The group is a culmination of four musicians each active in some of the most prominent musical forces around today including Sting, Van Morrison, Anoushka Shankar, Wild Flower, Ill Considered, Collocutor, Akram Khan, Dele Sosimi, Sarathy Korwar, Joy Crookes, Qwalia and more. On woodwinds, Idris Rahman and Tamar Osborn weave together the melodic fabric of this music. Their lyrical approach gracefully compliments one another, whether they play in unison or counterpoint. At any given moment either of them might choose to change instruments as between them, they cover the baritone and tenor saxophones, bass and soprano clarinets, flute and bansuri. Jihad Darwish oscillates between the sitar, double bass and electric bass, providing a bridge from melodic and harmonic worlds down to earthy, pulsating yet sensitive grooves which Yusuf Ahmed ties together on the drums and various hybrid percussion instruments. 4 EPs have already been released via Bandcamp only. The music is intentionally only released via this sustainable platform which supports musicians. The music has also found support from DJs and platforms such as Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio, Nabiha Iqbal, Max Reinhard, Soho Radio and more. "Blown away. The best I can do is to keep my silence” (Play It Loud!) “One to excite any modern jazz head. The music they create as Unknown To Known is a whole new level of aural meditation.” (Twisted Soul) Lineup: Idris Rahman (sax, clarinet), Tamar Osborn (sax), Jihad Darwish (bass, sitar), Yusuf Ahmed (drums). Doors open 7pm, music from 8pm. We gratefully acknowledge the PRS Foundation in supporting this event at Karamel. Karamel - 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ The Karamel vegan kitchen will be serving food until 9.30pm. Email karamel8775@gmail.com to book a table.


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