Khyam Allami is an active London-based musician of Iraqi descent. Allami was the first recipient of the BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy mentorship programme and has performed at WOMAD and the 2010 BBC Proms. He is currently an oud instructor at SOAS. This concert was held to launch Allami’s debut album, titled Resonance/Dissonance. Released through Nawa Recordings, this album dropped on June 6th. The album is performed here in its entirety, completing with an improvised piece. Accompanying Allami in this performance is Vasilis Sarikis playing percussion.