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Meridianum Ensemble
United Kingdom
Influences: West European , North African , African
Genres: chaabi, mediaeval, folk
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New videos The Meridianum Ensemble is overjoyed to announce the release of the first live music video from its recent Hiemalis tour in the UK, 2018. This one is 'Souleimane', a beautiful Morrocan piece by Saïd Chraïbi and featuring Soufian Saihi on oud with the rest of the group. Enjoy!     more
New Album Out Now! New Album Out Now!   ‘Meridianum Ensemble’ is a collection of live tracks from this international band’s inaugural spring tour of 2018, plus four specially selected studio recordings that represent the individuals in this seven-piece ensemble.    The live tracks capture the drama of this unique group (with members from Portugal, Morocco & the UK) and its unusual instrumentation. The music on the album includes original works for santur, oud, hurdy-gurdy and nyckelharpa, but also draws on the mystical world of Mediaeval Cantigas. With the addition of bagpipes, percussion, violin, cittern and tambura , this album is a feast for the ears. With only two weeks until the group’s next UK dates this CD is a fine example of what is to come.    To buy a copy of this limited edition album and to check tour dates visit   The album was produced by Nuno Silva  Cover design by Ricardo de Noronha   The Meridianum Ensemble is Louis Bingham: cittern, bass & tambura Katy Marchant: bagpipes, shawm Ricardo de Noronha: percussion Soufian Saihi: oud Griselda Sanderson: nyckelharpa, violin Nuno Silva: santur Steve Tyler: hurdy-gurdy     more
About: Meridianum Ensemble
Meridianum Ensembleis a trans-cultural musical collaboration, bringing together elements from Portugal, the UK and Morocco.

The Meridianum Ensemble is a trans-cultural musical collaboration, bringing together musicians from Portugal, the UK and Morocco. The six musicians bring their individual styles to the mix – Arabic oud from Morocco, Middle-Eastern percussion, original compositions for the Persian santur & Swedish nyckelharpa, traditional music from Europe with hurdy-gurdy &cittern, all inspired by dance tunes ranging from the Eastern Mediterranean to Portugal and beyond. The result is a glorious infusion that will entrance audiences everywhere.


Nuno Silva: santur

Ricardo de Noronha: percussion

Griselda Sanderson: nyckelharpa

Louis Bingham: tambura, cittern

Soufian Saihi: oud

Steve Tyler: hurdy-gurdy

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