Ali and Knud started playing together in 2015 when they met through an initiative by Bristol Refugee Rights which brought together Bristol based refugee musicians with established local players.
Since than Ali and Knud have developed a strong musical partnership - and friendship - strong enough to decide that they now need a band name.
"Nabra" means the sound of one's own voice. The sound of the Nabra oud duo is an intoxicating blend of Sudanese and Middle Eastern influences with plenty of Taqsim (improvisations) thrown in.
04/03 Hamilton House Bristol, 01/04 Old Forestation Bristol, 02/07 Down by the River event Bristol, 05/07 Uk City of Sanctuary event Reading, 09/07 queens Square Bristol celebrating sanctuary, 21/07 Bocabar Glastonbury, 22/07 private party
2016 was a busy year with Bristol performances at St.George Brandon Hill Foyer, The Malcolm X Centre and Kuumba. Outside Bristol performed at The Foundry (London) and Rook Lane Chapel (Frome).
The latter two performances were at the 30 Year ADD Celebration International events.
3rd June 18.00 St.Nicks Night Market
11th June 12.00 Trinity Centre Bristol Challenging Islamophobia Event
12th June 16.00 Queens Square Bristol Celebrating Sanctuary Festival
20th June 19.30 St.George Brandon Hill Foyer
16th July 19.30 Banqueting Room Guildhall BathFrom War Zone to Sanctuary
20th October 19.30 Bordeaux Quay Bristol (non public) Refugee Networking event
We gratefully acknowledge the help we've had from B.R.R. LARA and Tribe of Doris
Photos From War Zone to Sanctuary with Thanks (!) credited to Mick Yates