We’re kicking off our Unequal Times series with an appearance by acclaimed doira player Abbos Kosimov accompanied by Sardor Mirzakhojaev. Abbos is internationally renowned as an ambassador for Uzbek music and brings with him a vast wealth of experience.
Abbos has performed with Peter Wiegold before, playing his The Great Wheel alongside the London Sinfonietta, but this appearance marks his début at the club. Expect sensational rhythms and groove-heavy improvisations from Abbos, Sardor and Notes Inégales!
Date: Thursday 13 October
Time: 7pm (music from 8pm)
Venue: Club Inégales, 180 North Gower Street, NW1 2NB
Nearest stations: Euston, Euston Square & Warren Street
As always, there’ll be delicious food from Taste of India available on the night and free WiFi.
Abbos Kosimov is widely appreciated as an international phenomenon. Through his dynamic performances, Abbos is recognized globally as a master of the doyra and an ambassador of Uzbek culture. Abbos was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to a highly musical family. He studied at the College of Culture & Music graduating in 1984 and under doyra master Mamurjon Vahabov. He also trained from the age of ten with Ustad Tuychi Inagomov, one of the few honored artists officially recognized by the Uzbek head of state. In 1991, Abbos won second prize in Central Asia and Kazakhstan’s Competition of Percussive Instruments.
Sardor Mirzakhojaev is an exceptionally talented singer and musician based in London. He performs using a variety of uzbek folk instruments such as rubab, dutar and tanbur. Sardor is also well known within the UK for singing Central Asian folk and pop songs, establishing the first Uzbek music and dance band in the UK in 2009. He is a regular performer in most Central Asian events in the UK and Europe.