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The music and projects of Egyptian flautist Fayrouz Kaddal (High Dam Band, Africairo) and British violinist Daniel Merrill (Dead Rat Orchestra) is an exploration of a shared joy in ideas of folk and heritage. Combining traditionally melodic instrumentation of flute and violin their music is inspired by Nubian, Oriental and British musical traditions. Utilising extended techniques on their instruments they create a distinctively intimate music exploring the couples unique roots.

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We successfully applied to Arts Council England to support the launch of our album, Rain Over Nubia, with a 7 date tour of the UK in Summer 2019.


We are currently in the process of confirming the dates, and will have information out soon.


In the meantime, here are some wonderful films from our recent performance at the Goethe Insitute, Cairo as part of the Shubbakc El Fan festival, which was aired on TeN Television


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